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It seems to me that I had a natural lucidity and a knack for writing easy dialogue .
When Henry Arthur Jones , then a well - known playwright , read my first novel ,
he told a friend that in due course I should be one of the most successful ...
I tried in this play to write a more formal dialogue than I had been in the habit of
using . I wrote my first full - length play in 1898 , my last in 1933. In that time I
have seen dialogue change from the turgid , pedantic speech of Pinero , from the
it is impossible to analyze the complexities of human naturé ( dramatic subjects
both ) when you confine yourself to a naturalistic dialogue . It has killed comedy ,
which depends on verbal wit , which in turn depends on the well - turned phrase .
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