Gertrude Stein On Playwriting

September 7, 2011

Adapted from: Something Between Voodoo and Bullfighting

The New York Times Book Review, May 24, 1987

When I write something that somebody else can see then it is a play for me.

(Performance) to make the looking have an element of moving.

 It begins well but then it begins to get funny and one must not be too funny.

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