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What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death. George P. Baker#Assumed 58
George P. Baker#Assumed 58
But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure. George P. Baker#Action 56
George P. Baker#Action 56
The drama is a great revealer of life. George P. Baker#Drama 55
George P. Baker#Drama 55
In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results. George P. Baker#Audience 52
George P. Baker#Audience 52
In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending. George P. Baker#Absurd 51
George P. Baker#Absurd 51
There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience. George P. Baker#Audience 50
George P. Baker#Audience 50
Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama. George P. Baker#Action 40
George P. Baker#Action 40
We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements. George P. Baker#Appeal 40
George P. Baker#Appeal 40
Farce treats the improbable as probable, the impossible as possible. George P. Baker#Farce 39
George P. Baker#Farce 39
Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation. George P. Baker#Broader 38
George P. Baker#Broader 38
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