Mother Nature, Progress; Two Belgian Plays By Gustave Vanzype by Gustave VanzypeMother Nature, Progress; Two Belgian Plays By Gustave Vanzype by Gustave Vanzype

Mother Nature, Progress; Two Belgian Plays By Gustave Vanzype

byGustave Vanzype

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... A WORD I believe that a good play needs no preface, that it is sufficient in itself to express thoughts completely. It is not my intention to comment on La Souveraine in this place; either the idea stands out clearly and comment is rendered superfluous, or else it is not clear, in which case the play is not worth a preface. But I wish to explain myself on one point, because I would clear up a misunderstanding created perhaps by those who did not like the play. There are some who insisted that Olivier was a satire on the artist, the true artist. This is quite absurd. He who writes in Belgium, especially for the theater, where he can hope for nothing except the satisfaction of having created, and of having at great cost deserved the «steem of the very small public interested in good things, and especially when he is so fortunate as to find so disinterested a manager as M. Munie and such devoted artists as those of the company of the Theatre Moliere--such a one, I say, is inspired by the ambition to be an artist himself, and he would never think of poking fun at his brother-workers who are inspired by the very same ambition. But if he feels the profoundest respect for the real artist, on the other hand he suffers and is irritated at the noisy racket of certain false esthetes, who think that a season box at fashionable concerts, the possession 2 of a few objects of art, and chatter about some obscure poet or forgotten painter entitle them to the position and dignity of an artist. He is well aware of the evil and danger of these sterile cynics, who smile disdainfully at all that bears fruit, and at sincere work of any sort. He knows that the public which listens to them, having nothing better to do with its time, often allows itself to be intimidated and ...
Title:Mother Nature, Progress; Two Belgian Plays By Gustave VanzypeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217319947

ISBN - 13:9780217319942