Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Being Aware of Subtext and Texture

As an opera singer, I was trained to find the meaning beyond the words and melodies, to discover the richness of subtext and texture. It is the search of intentions. Consider this SNL comedy clip:

Can subtext and texture be found here? If so, what is the relevance, if any, beyond laughter? Yes, we laugh, but has meaning been found here and to what end? In fact, why do we laugh or cringe at comedy at all?

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