pastiche definition

  • noun:
    • A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of various other artists, often with satirical intention.
    • A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge: "In . . . a city of splendid Victorian structure . . . there was an extremely pointless pastiche of Dickensian London upon the waterfront” ( Economist).
    • a-work of art, crisis, literature, songs, or design that imitates the job of a previous artist.
    • A musical medley, usually quoting other works.
    • An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
    • A postmodern playwriting method that fuses multiple types, genres, and story outlines generate a unique kind.
    • identical to pasticcio.
    • a work of art that imitates the form of some previous work
    • a musical composition consisting of some tracks or other music pieces from various resources
  • verb:
    • to produce or compose in an assortment of types.

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