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Above all, of course, Maugham is a readable writer, a man who knows the art of
keeping his audience with him, and the best test of his readability is to read him.
A simple illustration of the way he makes himself readable, though, is his knack of
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
He owes his originality to an idiosyncrasy, not of course peculiar to himself, that
had never before found expression on the stage. The English, whatever they
were in the Elizabethan era, are not an amorous race. Love with them is more ...
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