Theater: Peep-Holes

Regrettable Lack of Reticence

on the Part of Stage Characters

The stage has always gone its own way with neither abetment nor protest from across the footlights. The folk of that fanciful world attend quietly to their household duties, recking little of the envious eyes upon them. Lovers do their loving shyly but unaffectedly, make their pretty speeches, kiss their pretty kisses, with no thought of the thousand eyes intruding upon their sentimental privacy. It never occurs to the stage criminal that his audience might, were it so inclined, betray his secret. His...

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