Quotation by Robert Benchley

A great deal of unnecessary worry is indulged in by theatregoers trying to understand what Bernard Shaw means. They are not satisfied to listen to a pleasantly written scene in which three or four clever people say clever things, but they need to purse their lips and scowl a little and debate as to whether Shaw meant the lines to be an attack on monogamy as an institution or a plea for manual training in the public school system.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Life magazine (December 9, 1920). Benchley at the Theater, "Heartbreak House," Ipswich Press (1985).
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