The duty of comedy being to correct men’s errors in the course of amusing them.
First petition addressed to the king Louis XIV concerning the play Tartuffe in 1664.
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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
If the task of comedy is to correct the vices of mankind, I do not understand why some of those vices should be exempt.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only – and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than...
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
George Bernard Shaw
Playwright, Actor, Poet
January 15, 1622 - February 17, 1673