All the plays that have ever been written, from ancient Greece to the present day, have never really been anything but thrillers... Drama's always been realistic and there's always been a detective about... Every play's an investigation brought to a successful conclusion.
The stage but echoes back the public voice. The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we, who live to please, must please to live.
The drama's done. Why then here does any one step forth? Because one did survive the wreck.Herman Melville
The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live.
The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candlesticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense nor myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on its roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.seán o'casey