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DIFFERENT FORMS OF TRAGEDY 55
will stare with white eyes, almost hypnotized, at the scaffold which is to bring him death. ' The one is the exterior, the second is the in­terior expression of tragedy, which you will also distinguish by the different coloration of voice.
La Pierreuse is pretty far away from the real scene of death, her voice becomes shrill, her instinct tells her that her last call: Pi, Ouitl to her lover has to overcome space.
I am placing, when singing this Pi, Ouit, the voice between the eyes.
In the song VApache the last words of the condemned man: J'sortirai, etc., are uttered with a hoarse voice, almost strangled; the fear of death — it is now almost physical fear — paralyzes his voice, it places his body out of his control.
I place the voice in the throat.
Although the examples I have chosen are rather morbid, I think they are very instruc­tive.
Perhaps I should add that the description of such tragic episodes is not imaginary. The laws in France demand publicity of capital executions. The condemned man cannot be executed within the prison walls. He is led








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