Sunday Book-Thought 58

To hear an intelligent and sympathetic actor infusing one’s own lines with his creative individuality is one of the most profound satisfactions that any imaginative writer can enjoy; more – there is an intimately moving delight in watching the actor’s mind at work to deal rightly with a difficult interpretation, for there is in all this a joy of communication and an exchange of power. Within the limits of this human experience, the playwright has achieved that complex end of man’s desire – the creation of a living thing with a mind and will of its own.
Dorothy SayersMind of the Maker (London: Mowbray, 1994 [first published London: Methuen, 1941), p. 52.

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