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Von Keler, Theodore M. R.

The buffoon, the substance of Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" [subtitle from cover]

Haldeman-Julius Company, Girard. 1923, 62p., musical notation in the text, staplebound 5 x 3.5 inch grey printed wraps. Faintly browned throughout, but plainly unhandled, a terrific copy ("terrific," given susceptability to wear of the Haldeman-Julius booklet series) Little blue book no. 441. "Gradually the hubbub settles, and when a bell is heard on the little stage, everyone is silent and awaiting the 'things that are to come' with all the eager curiosity of children. By placing the tragedy upon the small stage into the very middle of a popular 'clown comedy' the composer succeeded in creating contrasts which make a profound appeal to the audience in the large theater. The very fact that this audience realizes almost from the very beginning the tense atmosphere, and the bitterness existing between the clown and his Columbine, which renders the acting so vivid and natural, (while the stage audience only sees a very realistically-acted play and applauds the good acting!) seems to grip the larger audience's whole attention.." from p.51

Cat.No: 79544

Price: $20.00

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