Playwrighting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 117 pages
Familiar Quotations PlaywrightingAll programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.ndash;AnonymousA drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.ndash;Wilson MiznerIf a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.ndash;James ThurberPlaywrighting ndash; DramatistA 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.ndash;Thornton Wilder Use in Literature PlaywrightingI recall a play written by an Italian playwright of our neighborhood, which depicted the insolent break between Americanized sons and old country parents, so touchingly that it moved to tears all the older Italians in the audience.ndash;Jane Addams in Twenty Years At Hull House.If such were the case, it does not necessarily detract from the integrity of the conception or the playwright's presentment of it.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in Ponkapog Papers.The mood of the poet and the method of the playwright are obvious throughout.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Queen of Sheba / My Cousin the Colonel.The play and the playwright are two very distinct entities.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in Ponkapog Papers.Not for an inheritance would he have bought any but the dearest cigars, for himself as well as for the playwright or author with whom he went into the shop.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Muse of the Department.The rascal's appropriate end vindicates Providence, as well as the chronicler of manners, who is sometimes accused of neglect on this head, perhaps because Providence has been so overworked by playwrights of late.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Cousin Pons (tr Ellen Marriage).No sensible playwright would wish to do so.ndash;Max Beerbohm in And Even Now.

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