22 quotes about Plays
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If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner. Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another --cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.
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The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
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The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
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I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.
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A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
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The number of people that will not go to a show they don't want to see is unlimited.
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It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.
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One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three.
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Play needs direction as well as work.
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Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education.
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Playing Shakespeare is really tiring. You never get to sit down, unless you're the king.
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Life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can afford.
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The last act crowns the play.
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Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.
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If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.
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My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
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In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.
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A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
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The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
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The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
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Many plays, are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
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A play visibly represents pure existing.
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