The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use; the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can really take.
Unfortunately for the modern dramatist, during the past century and a half the public realm has been less and less of a realm where human deeds are done, and more and more of a realm of mere human behavior. The contemporary dramatist has lost his natural subject.wystan hugh auden
3 Kalki 20:47, 15 April 2007 (UTC) with a lean toward 4. 3 InvisibleSun 22:33, 15 April 2007 (UTC) 1 Zarbon 23:52, 22 April 2008 (UTC) A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it. ~ Thornton Wilder
The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use; the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can really take.Henry James
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