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I have known dramatists who wandered in every night to the theatre in which their
play was being acted . They said they did it in order to see that the cast was not
getting slack : I suspect it was because they could never hear their own words ...
They could only have surprised because the intellectual capacity of the audience
was inconsiderable . They surprise no longer ; indeed , the young tend to look on
them now as antiquated buffooneries . The disadvantage of ideas in the theatre ...
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
partner ; I am speaking of the plays in prose with which our modern theatre is
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