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July 24, 2009

TT: Almanac

"I walked toward Once in a Lifetime for the last time--that final walk every playwright takes toward his play, knowing that it is no longer his, that it belongs to the actors and the audience now, that a part of himself is to be judged by strangers and that he can only watch it as a stranger himself. The main consideration of his day, the keystone that has dictated his every waking moment, the cause that has enlisted his being for all these months, is at an end. He moves toward his destination with mixed emotions--it is the completion he has sought, but there is the ache of finality in it. He is at last a spectator--a spectator with the largest stake in the gamble of the evening, but a spectator nonetheless."

Moss Hart, Act One

Posted July 24, 2009 12:00 AM

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