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A play does not exist without an audience . Indeed the definition of a play is a
piece of writing in dialogue devised to be spoken by actors and heard by an
indefinite number of persons . A play written to be read in the study is a form of
the novel ...
When I say that plays are ephemeral , I am of course not speaking of plays in
verse ; the greatest and noblest of the arts can lend its own life to the humble ... I
can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it
Let no one think that commercial plays succeed because they are bad plays . ...
But that this need not be the only merit of the commercial play is shown by those
of Lope de Vega , Shakespeare and Molière . xxxviii If I have thus enlarged on
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