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I was young, lusty and energetic; I wanted fresh air, action, violence, and I found it
hard to breathe that dead, heavily scented atmosphere and sit in those hushed
rooms in which it was indecorous to speak above a whisper. But I would not ...
... jack one of them), about the value of a sonnet or the excellence of a Greek bas-
relief (Greek, my eyel I tell you it's a Roman copy and if I tell you a thing it is so);
but they were all agreed about this, that they burned with a hard, gemlike flame.
It is the difficulty of directing the interest that makes it so hard to write the plays
that are known as plays of atmosphere. The best known of them, of course, are
Chekhov's. Since the interest is not concentrated on two or three persons, but on
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