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A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dialogue of the Mannequin and the Young Man

I read in a book on the Living Theatre that there was a performance of a play with this name by Lorca in 1951 in someone's apartment. Of course, my immediate reaction is that there is no such play. Apocryphal Lorca again! I'm guessing this is a fragment from Así que pasen cinco años.

For context, the same night saw performances of plays by Paul Goodman, Gertrude Stein, and Brecht. (Biner, The Living Theatre, 26).

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