marivaudage


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marivaudage

(marivodaʒ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the quality of being precious or affected in writing, in the style of Marivaux
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El marivaudage tambien quedaba de manifiesto en uno de los trabajos menos conocidos y mas relevantes del cineasta frances, su comedia El tifo en mi bemol, que el mismo dirigio en el Teatro Renaud Barrault de Paris y tuvo a fines de 1990 una brillante version espanola traducida y dirigida por el cineasta Fernando Trueba en el Teatro Maria Guerrero de Madrid.
The faults he detects in contemporary prose may be summed up under the two headings of the "Aniline style" and "the style of Marivaudage.
Et sous la legerete, le marivaudage apparent du dialogue des deux spectres, perce la encore une profonde tristesse, car"--L'Espoir a fui, vaincu, dans le ciel noir" (97).
This type of verbal preciousness is still known as marivaudage .
His subtly nuanced, precious language is so peculiar to him that the term marivaudage has been coined to describe it.
In Marivaux's 1724 play "The False Servant," there's marivaudage to spare and intrigue so intricate it makes landing on Mars look straightforward.