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character-drawing

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  • But pulling off interesting drama from seemingly random events requires outstanding writing, character-drawing and chutzpah, as Lost proves as does the lackluster Windfall, by negative example.

    threehundredeightysixmillionsomething - Tuned In - TIME.com

  • Our would-be Ibsen is filled with horror as she hears that her first reviewer considers her shocking critique of society to be a "pleasant picture of domestic life, which, in spite of a total lack of force in character-drawing and of consecutiveness in incident, may be described as a distinctly pretty story."

    Wharton's Sharp Eye

  • Nevertheless she manages to convey a sense that leisurely and judicious 'character-drawing' in the grand siècle manner — as practiced by Mme du Deffand herself, who was mad about it, but here with more human sympathy — is still an intellectually respectable pursuit.

    All About Eve

  • It is also a penetrating study of an enigmatic and unique personality; it shows that Churchill, in addition to all else, is capable of real character-drawing.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 - Presentation Speech

  • But it is in the character-drawing of the principals that the author's strength lies.

    Princess Zara

  • Wherever there is any character-drawing in Italian opera, it is in the music, not in the words, as, for example, in the more dramatic portions of Elvira's music in _Don Giovanni_.

    Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"; an essay on the Wagnerian drama

  • The character-drawing is far more subtle than the poet's; Chaucer leaves the reader's sympathies equally divided, despite the fact that he says plainly that Arcite was in the wrong, because he violated the compact of the two kinsmen to assist each other in love.

    The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'

  • The character-drawing impressed me less favourably.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, June 18, 1919

  • It includes constructiveness in story, character-drawing, picturesqueness, musicalness, naturalness, -- in fine, whatever art may combine with poetry or the soul of poetry admit in art.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • No doubt the mind's eye helps the mind in character-drawing, and that appropriate language springs almost uncalled to the pen, especially of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

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