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These shows were called by various names, Pageants, Masques, Interludes, Mummings or Disguisings, and on every great or little occasion there was sure to be something of the sort.
The Interludes came next, after the Moralities, with a little more human interest and a little more fun, and from them it was easy to pass to real comedies.
Behind it all, he had a subconsciousness that he was but taking a part in some mystical play; yet with an abandon which, when he stopped to think of it, astonished him, he gave himself up without effort or scruple to this most amazing interlude. All day he had talked more than ever before; the flush on his cheeks was like the flush of wine or the sun which had fired his blood.
At this moment, however, the presence of Madame Servin produced an interlude in the drama thus played below the surface in these various young hearts, the sentiments, ideas, and progress of which were expressed by phrases that were almost allegorical, by mischievous glances, by gestures, by silence even, more intelligible than words.
'Oh!' said the manager, 'the little ballet interlude. Very good, go on.
An interlude ensued, during which the millionaire stared at the priest, and the priest at his breviary; then the pantaloon returned and said, with staccato gravity, "The policeman is still lying on the stage.
After the interlude of elephants dancing, they returned and made the observation for the second time.
Woolf accomplishes this by creating not only an experimental narrative form, but by interspersing the narrative of the episodes with an alternate story of the interludes. In this alternate space, the cycle of the sun promises that the story of the interludes will continue and can, in fact, continue free of humanity's imperialism and language of violence, domination, and inhabitation.
Interspersed among the chapters are seven "Interludes," which address some extra issues that do not fit neatly into the chapters, but which are important to the opera coach, such as dealing with the diva/divo, the use of straight tones and opera in translation.
The lilting interludes at the beginning and end of each CD are mostly gentle guitar riffs, with a final jangling discord--not happily-ever-after music.
Full of comic interludes, joyous cat behavior profiles, and humourous leaps of faith, "Does God Ever Speak Through Cats?" presents the idea that perhaps human faith development parallels the ability to trust and love a cat.
Three entwined trios (with the addition of Alison Roper) follow, separated by musical interludes. Roper, on pointe, struggles to get flee; each part ends with the men collapsing to the floor while she stands, triumphant.