The Theatre: Past Master


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The creative spirit dwells celibate and solitary. All history yields hardly a famous poem representing a marriage of two minds, and only a few famous works of fiction—the novels of Erckmann-Chatrian, the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm. But in the theatre, which is always the product of many hands, collaboration has long and royally flourished, producing such well-known partnerships as the Elizabethan Beaumont & Fletcher, the Victorian Gilbert & Sullivan, the contemporary Hecht & MacArthur.

But only once in the history of the English-speaking theatre has one man...

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