They are, however, interested in the drama, and as a certain advance has been made in the drama within the last ten or fifteen years, it is important to point out that this advance is entirely due to a few individual artists refusing to accept the popular want of taste as their standard, and refusing to regard Art as a mere matter of demand and supply.
This point about the drama is hardly, I think, sufficiently recognised.
I forget in detail what they were, but I have a general recollection that he was to begin with reviving the Drama
, and to end with crushing it; inasmuch as his decease would leave it utterly bereft and without a chance or hope.
I should much like to try your plan," I said, and, as Sylvie and Bruno happened to run up to us at the moment, I left them to keep the Earl company, and strolled along the platform, making each person and event play its part in an extempore drama
for my especial benefit.
Why don't you, cher monsieur, give us the drama of virtue?
Behind these words we use--the adventure, the novel, the drama, the romance, the situation, in short, as we most comprehensively say--behind them all stands the same sharp fact which they all in their different ways represent.
They found themselves in the midst of a revival of the drama
The manager having brought the drama
to a close and stripped the actor shows him to us.
It was a modern society drama
, full of all the most up-to-date fashionable jargon and topical illusions.
And besides these, there was the absorbing little drama
of human life which was being enacted all around us, and in which each of us played a satisfying part--the gay preparations for Aunt Olivia's mid-June wedding, the excitement of practising for the concert with which our school-teacher, Mr.
It's not as if the theatre was in its high and palmy days--you needn't stand, Miss Snevellicci--the drama
is gone, perfectly gone.
Pathos differs from Tragedy in that Tragedy (whether in a drama
or elsewhere) is the suffering of persons who are able to struggle against it, Pathos the suffering of those persons (children, for instance) who are merely helpless victims.
The world hath been often compared to the theatre; and many grave writers, as well as the poets, have considered human life as a great drama
, resembling, in almost every particular, those scenical representations which Thespis is first reported to have invented, and which have been since received with so much approbation and delight in all polite countries.
Skidder, who had cast her in his mind for the star part in a private, romantic (unspoken) drama
in real life.
In part scattered upon the ground at the feet of the two men, and in part jumbled together in a long flat box, were the other persons of the Drama