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  • In this way, quite apart from the traditions of the ordinary Theatre, we had built up an art of acting which is perhaps peculiar to ourselves; our players, instead of specialising, as most other actors do to represent the life of the drawingroom, which is the same all over the world, have concentrated themselves upon the representation of what is most characteristic in one nation.

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  • If your dialogue is realistic, if your characters talk it in a drawingroom or a kitchen, you must represent that drawingroom or that kitchen as accurately as possible.

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  • When I was five and undifferentiated energy, animal spirits, pent-up desire for the unknown built in me a head of steam I had no other way to let off, I ran at top speed back and forth end to end of the drawingroom, bay to French window, shouting-

    The WritingYA Weblog: We Interrupt This Packing To Say: POETRY FRIDAY

  • The maimed man was borne into the drawingroom and laid upon a sofa.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • His four daughters, young and pretty girls, all wearing gray dresses and with their hair done up in the same style, and their cousin, also young and attractive, with her children, were in the drawingroom.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • Natasha sat by the drawingroom window all the morning as if expecting something and that she made a sign to an officer who drove past, whom Sonya took to be Anatole.

    War and Peace

  • “Ah, there are still lights in the drawingroom!” she said, pointing to the windows of the house that gleamed invitingly in the moist velvety darkness of the night.

    War and Peace

  • When the ladies retired they chatted about it in the drawingroom, but finally dropped it for more agreeable subjects.

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

  • Your mother and some visitor came out of the drawingroom.


  • He bore in mind secrets confessed and he smiled at smiling noble faces in a beeswaxed drawingroom, ceiled with full fruit clusters.



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