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June 1, 2009

TT: Almanac

"If by any chance a playwright wishes to express a political opinion or a moral opinion or a philosophy, he must be a good enough craftsman to do it with so much spice of entertainment in it that the public get the message without being aware of it. The moment the public sniffs propaganda they stay away, and curiously enough, I am all in favour of the public coming to the theatre, paying for their seats at the box office, and enjoying themselves."

Noël Coward, "The Art of Acting" (The Listener, Oct. 12, 1961)

Posted June 1, 2009 12:00 AM

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