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In other medieval literature, the ribald indelicacies of Le lai du Lecheur, for example, are offered in the same high courtly style: the ironic contrast between high medium and low message affords a good part of the humor (A Preface to Chaucer 204).
Yes, his stadium-size gestures translate all the way to the back of the house, but he never jeopardizes the tender nuances by which he and his cohorts give shape to the rude indelicacies and circumspection of modern lives.
No such indelicacies at Symphony Hall, thank goodness, but the strange sight of grown men wearing tiered plant pots on their heads.