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How to See a Play
     

How to See a Play

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by Richard Burton
 

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"[...]results issue from this fact. The play-story is actually seen instead of seen by the eye of the imagination through the appeal of the printed page; or indirectly again, if one hears a narrative recited. And this actual seeing on the stage brings conviction, since "seeing is believing," by the old saw. Scenery, too, necessitates a certain truthfulness in the

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"[...]results issue from this fact. The play-story is actually seen instead of seen by the eye of the imagination through the appeal of the printed page; or indirectly again, if one hears a narrative recited. And this actual seeing on the stage brings conviction, since "seeing is believing," by the old saw. Scenery, too, necessitates a certain truthfulness in the reproducing of life by word and act and scene, because the spectator, who is able to judge it all by the test of life, will more readily compare the mimic representation with the actuality than if he were reading the words of a character in a book, or being told, narrative fashion, of the character's action. In this way the stage story seems[...]".

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BN ID:
2940026509058
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
239 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Burton is an accomplished attorney from Dallas, Texas, specializing in corporate law and commercial litigation. Growing up in New York as one of six children, he frequently immersed himself in creative writing.

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How to see a play 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book will open, but all pages are empty. Although the table of contents can be displayed, it is not possible to page through the book. Rated 0 stars.