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The invention of the telephone , for instance , has made many scenes redundant ,
has quickened the pace of plays and has made it possible to avoid certain
improbabilities . Probability is a variable factor . It is merely what the audience is ...
Shaw had the advantage , useful to any dramatist , of high spirits , rollicking
humour , wit and fertility of comic invention . Ibsen as we know had a meagre
power of invention ; his characters under different names are [ 132 ] THE
power of invention ; his characters under different names are very dully repeated
and his intrigue from play to play is little varied . It is not a gross exaggeration to
say that his only gambit is the sudden arrival of a stranger who comes into a ...
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