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86 DRAMATIC AND LYRIC INTERPRETATION
different characteristic attitudes which occur in the song.
The first one refers to the moment where Joseph, looking for a shelter, notices in the distance a house. You see in the picture the long line from the head to the point of the out­stretched foot and another line from the chin to the end of the other foot. This is, so to say, the plastic structure around which the ample costumes are draped and by which you will obtain an impressive picture (10).
The second illustration shows Joseph be­seeching the innkeeper to give them shelter (11).
Monsieur, je vous en prie, pour l'amour du bon Dieu, Dans votre hdtellerie, que nous ayons un lieu.
The third illustration shows another atti­tude of supplication, but this time it is Mary who implores the hostess of another inn to offer her shelter (12).
O Madame PHotesse, dit la Vierge a genoux, Sensible a ma detresse, recevez-nous chez vous.
The words indicate that Mary has knelt down when addressing the hostess.
The illustration shows you, however, that the interpreter must only indicate the move­ment of kneeling, as his body must immediately








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