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"No one can say why the plague strikes the coward who flees it and spares the degenerate who gratifies himself on the corpses." (Chapter The Theater and the Plague, p. 22)

"If the essential theater is like the plague, it is not because it is contagious, but because like the plague it is the revelation, the bringing forth, the exteriorization of a depth of latent cruelty by means of which all the perverse possibilities of the mind, whether of an individual or a people, are localized." (Chapter The Theater and the Plague, p. 30)

"In any case, and I hasten to say it at once, a theater which subordinates the mise en scène and production, i.e., everything in itself that is specifically theatrical, to the text, is a theater of idiots, madmen, inverts, grammarians, grocers, antipoets and positivists, i.e., Occidentals." (Chapter Metaphysics and the Mise en Scène...

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