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He sat through the rehearsals without offering criticism, but every night he sent letters of advice to the actors and actresses which they received with their breakfast mail. These entertaining scribbles are a valuable commentary by the playwright on his own plays. Patrick Campbell, and Granville Barker are held together by a fast-moving account of the development of modem theatre.
The nature of the plays demanded it, he contends, especially the unusual musical quality of a Shaw play. But for all the testimonials affirming the existence of musical form in the plays, it is not clear how the concept is useful.
Every line had bdrnard precise aural shape in the mind of the playwright. The performers were drilled and harangued in the privacy of a letter about their phonetics, their intonation, their rhythmic pacing. But were the players truly deficient in musical intuition? But his idea Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of bernard shaw pygmalion pinter critical essay humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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