Foreword

The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator; and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which are equally excellent whether regarded individually, or in reference to the proposed result.

John Mason Good

Odd, perhaps, to mention a writing of an early nineteenth century doctor who, in order to supplement diminishing funds, wrote essays on medical and religious topics and, later, philosophy. However, regardless of the inferential subject of this reflection then, it seems in substance more than partially relevant to the topic of Theatrical ...

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