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THE ART OF DRAMATIC AND LYRIC INTERPRETATION.

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HOW TO PENETRATE AND AMPLIFY TEXT 29
EST-IL DONC BIEN VRAI?
1 Est-il done bien vrai, Gentille fillette, Qu'amour vous ait fait, Ce soir en cachette, Present d'un bouquet?
2
Quand il vous surprit, Vous 6tiez seulette; On dit qu'il vous prit, Sur ces entrefaites, Un frisson subit.
3 Dites a present, Que vous n'aimiez gu6re, Qu'un jeune gallant Vous fasse, ma ch&re, Vous fasse un present!
The song is spiritual, delicate, it has all the perfume of the eighteenth century, all the gallantry of the court, but the song, if sung as it was originally written, would not go over the footlights, so to say.
If you interpret it by treating it heavily, by exaggerating by low mimic, for example, what the words do not give you opportunity to express, then an ugly vulgarity will appear and art will disappear. But after having








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