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cothurnal August 3, 2010

Posted by vocabulry in Uncategorized.

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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