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How to Write a Play
by Adolphe Dennery  


Take an interesting theme,
a subject neither too new nor too old,
neither too commonplace or too original,
--so as to avoid shocking either the vulgar-minded
or the delicate-souled.

Adolphe Dennery.

Adolphe Dennery (1811-1899) was the most adroit and fertile of melodramatists in the midyears of the nineteenth century. Perhaps his best play was 'Don César de Bazan'; and perhaps his most popular play was the 'Two Orphans.'
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