The Summing Up
This book represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career.
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It was still impossible to interest the public in the lower classes . Novels and plays
that dealt with them were very generally considered sordid . It will be curious to
see if now that these classes have acquired political power the public at large ...
William Somerset Maugham. subject with interest . The best way of learning how
to write a play is to see one of your own produced . That will teach you how to
write lines that the actors find easy to say and , if you have an ear , how far you
It is a psychological trait in human nature that interest is established in the
persons whom the playwright introduces at the beginning of his play so firmly that
if the interest is then switched off to other persons who enter upon the scene later
, a ...
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