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A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner. Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another --cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.


The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.