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The people who do not like it describe it as artificial comedy and by the epithet
foolishly think they condemn it. It is drama not of action, but of conversation. It
treats with indulgent cynicism the humours, follies and vices of the world of
Perhaps the best chance the realistic dramatist has today is to occupy himself
with what, till now at all events, the screen has not succeeded very well in
presenting—the drama in which the action is inner rather than outer and the
comedy of wit ...
fatigued; while farce appeals to a more robust organ, their collective belly. The
great writers of comedy, Shakespeare, Molière and Bernard Shaw, have never
jibbed at the farcical. It is the life blood that makes the body of comedy viable.
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