How to Write a Play
by Adolphe Dennery
Take an interesting theme,
a subject neither too new nor too old,
neither too commonplace or too original,
--so as to avoid shocking either the vulgar-minded
or the delicate-souled.
Adolphe Dennery.Adolphe Dennery (1811-1899) was the most adroit and fertile of melodramatists in the midyears of the
nineteenth century. Perhaps his best play was 'Don César de Bazan'; and perhaps his most popular play was the 'Two Orphans.'