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Anyone with any real blood in his or her ... veins cannot help being a fan ....Being a true American and being a fan are synonymou ...
Commercial jazz, soap opera, pulp fiction, comic strips, the movies set the images, mannerisms, standards, and aims of the urban m ...
If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact ...
A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.
The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendenci ...
The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role, for nearly every mode ...
My chance, when it came, was due, literally, to the fact that I was slender.... You cannot make an opera audience believe that a m ...
Hey you! I told you to slow that nag down! On account of you I almost heard the opera!
The comic imagination deals in miraculous transformations and instantaneous casting-off of burdens and sufferings. It releases sud ...
[Micawber] is not only the greatest of Dickens' comic figures, but, with the one exception of Falstaff, he is the greatest comic f ...
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