From the point of view of the playwright, then, the essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of his hero.
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He was a god, such as men might be, if men were gods.
It's a great time to be an artist, ... because a lot of the sacred cows are no longer in evidence.
Everybody thought the newspaper would end the discussions around the hearth, or that radio would end the newspaper, or that TV would end radio, ... Everybody always fears this and yet we always make more psychic room for all of these media.
This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it.
How could we not ... The Whitney for 70 years has followed the instincts of American artists.
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