Romantic Spain

Romantic Spain

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Excerpt: ... upon it! I left my seat after this, and loitered outside till the Crucifixion scene was on. At Ammergau it was appallingly impressive; here it was sensational purely. The drama wound up with the bursting open of the sepulchre. I came away free from any desire to witness Don Enrique Zumel's production again. Without absolutely shocking one's feelings on a subject which should be sacred and approached reverently, if at all, his Passion Play offended fine taste throughout because of the obtrusive staginess of its action, get-up, and surroundings. Still the actors were occasionally applauded, and the audience left in a contented mood. But the provisional rulers took care that those under their guardianship should have stronger pabulum than spoon-meat. Napoleon I., unless the tale be a legend, used to order a new coat of gilding to be laid on the dome of the Invalides when the people of Paris chafed under his tyranny. That gave them something to talk aboutshow more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236714105
  • 9781236714107