I have no doubt that it was largely nervousness that kept the mysterious playwright
so long fumbling behind the scenes, for it was obvious that it would be no ordinary sort of play, no every-day domestic drama, that would satisfy this young lady, to whom life had given, by way of prologue, the inestimable blessing of wealth, and the privilege, as a matter of course, of choosing as she would among the grooms (that is, the bride-grooms) of the romantic British aristocracy.
We popular playwrights
mustn't be seen in public smoking any cheap stuff.
As a matter of fact, and in the process of time, I did read somewhat of all these, but rather in the minor than the major way; and I soon went off from them to the study of the modern poets, novelists, and playwrights
who interested me so much more.
In this connection, as if the scene had been prepared by a clever playwright
, Utami came upon the veranda to report to Joan the capture of a crocodile in the trap they had made for her.
gave Mainhall a curious look out of his deep-set faded eyes and made a wry face.
I have seen more of the world than most people, playwrights
In fact, the youth looked upon the playwright
as a great author, and it was to Sebastien that du Bruel said, the day after a first representation of a vaudeville produced, like all vaudevilles, by three collaborators, "The audience preferred the scenes written by two.
In short, charity must have its romance, as the novelist or playwright
must have his.
Many of the lyrics, again, are included as songs in the dramas of the time; and Shakspere's comedies show him nearly as preeminent among the lyric poets as among the playwrights
Others worked spasmodically, like the wild Irish playwright, who would shut himself up for a week at a time, then emerge, pale and drawn, to play like a madman against the time of his next retirement.
The wild Irish playwright had terrible spells of depression.
According to the novelists and playwrights
, shrewd fellows who knew what was what, if you talked to your wife about your business she said you had no soul; if you didn't, she said you didn't think enough of her to let her share your life.