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Gerald Hannon in Body Politic (11/9/85) astutely quipped that "if [Roche's] tone is sometimes dry enough to be astringent, Podeswa's direction is so lip--smackingly sensuous you never have to deal with fallen archness.
There is perhaps nothing so tonally corpse-like as postmodernist archness in poetry.
Any book these days with memory, fiction, and history linked together suggests postmodern play and metageneric archness.
Through all the changes of situation there is a consistency of tone that is unmistakably hers: an archness, a detachment that mixes humour and cruelty.
Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her.
Conversely, Kilimnik's work scores on the basis of its supposed quasi-Warholian archness.
The "classical" element came with Mozart's great Dissonance quartet, the Sacconis mutually empathetic and aware, but with an archness of body-language which might ultimately prove inimical to audience-engagement
Wendy Scott plays von Trapp's would-be fiancee - and Maria's rival - with stock aristocratic archness.
But in their extremely different ways, the polar-opposite actors stretch their skills here - he exploring the outer limits of archness, she still maintaining some kind of emotional truth in a caricature - and rarely go for the easiest laughs.
It is noteworthy that the museum found its architect in Japan, perhaps the one country in the world where high modernism remains something of a living language, used sincerely without distancing gestures of irony or archness.
The piece is impressionistic and fairly sexually explicit, told with a knowing archness and alluding frequently to Wilde.
Though the archness and pleasantry of his manner interests Catherine, it is "hardly understood by her.