horse opera

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the star of many horse operas

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Amid the horseplay in this deranged horse opera, there’s also a poignant moment — part tribute, part torch-passing — in Act 2, when a large photo appears onstage of Larry Coen. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "It’s a wild, wild West in Landry’s ‘Brokelahomo!’," 2 May 2018 The problem is that his and screenwriter Greg Tucker's love of horse operas both boilerplate and ruminative a la Peckinpah doesn't mesh well enough into a smooth ride. Robert Abele, latimes.com, "Lance Henriksen and Tom Berenger fit comfortably into throwback western 'Gone Are the Days,' flaws and all," 22 Mar. 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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