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cothurnal August 3, 2010

Posted by vocabulry in Uncategorized.
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Of or related to tragedy or tragic acting

“The first thing that strikes the listeners is the grotesque and parodic transformation of the habitual musical idioms, … devoid of any shade of elevation and enthusiasm inherent in oratorical declarations, as if an imaginary hero, invisibly assuming a cothurnal pose, is just going to make faces and put out his tongue at the public.”

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