"Stevenson with all his genius failed to realize that the art of drama is not stationary, but progressive," said Mr. Pinero.
Are there no other themes in every-day life which Mr. Pinero might take?
I recollect we thought Pinero the most daring dramatist since Ibsen; we talked sagely of a revolution in the English theatre.
We were keen on Ibsen and smiled pityingly at the mention of Pinero.
Pinero, the author, is a playwright skilled in the mechanical arrangement of his situations, and everything runs smoothly.
Although he was so much younger then, Mr. Pinero looked much as he does now.
Each of the Ziegfeld Follies is perfect of its kind, but just as in the plays of Pinero, form has triumphed over substance.
Mr. Pinero has no sense of style, of the beauty or expressiveness of words.
His technique was therefore often threadbare in spots,—not of that even mesh which makes of Pinero such an exceptional designer.
Then how could you write about them until you knew which was Pinero and which was Jones?