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They demand action rather than debate. (By action of course I do not mean
merely physical action: from the standpoint of the theatre a character who says, I
have a headache, performs an action as much as one who falls off a steeple.)
action, but must cause them to occur as deliberately as in real life; he must
eschew accident and chance, for we know (in the theatre) that things do not
happen like that. The result has shown that realism too often can only produce
plays that ...
But goodness is shown in right action and who can tell in this meaningless world
what right action is? It is not action that aims at happiness; it is a happy chance if
happiness results. Plato, as we know, enjoined upon his wise man to abandon ...
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