Touch and Go

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Touch and Go by D. H. Lawrence

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ut can't afford the figure. The seats are cheap. Why should A People, fabulous and lofty giraffe, want to charge or pay high prices? If it were THE PEOPLE now.--But it isn't. It isn't Plebs, the proletariat. The seats are cheap.

The plays are good. Pah!--this has a canting smell. Any play is good to the man who likes to look at it. And at that rate Chu Chin Chow is extra-super-good. What about your GOOD plays? Whose good? PFUI to your goodness!

That minor premiss is a bad egg: it will hatch no bird. Good plays? You might as well say mimsy bomtittle plays, you'd be saying as much. The plays are--don't say good or you'll be beaten. The plays--the plays of A People's Theatre are--oh heaven, what are they?--not popular nor populous nor plebian nor proletarian nor folk nor parish plays. None of that adjectival spawn.

The only clue-word is People's for all that. A People's---Chaste word, it will bring forth no adjective. The plays of A People's Theatre are People's plays. The plays of A People'

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