Only to a slightly less extent is the dramatist at the mercy of his stage-director.
This was his first experience of Mr. Goble in the capacity of stage-director.
In the presence of one to whom he could relieve his mind without fear of consequences, the stage-director became savagely jocular.
"Yes, if you don't value your life," returned the stage-director.
The stage-director drew another breath, then thought better of it.
This was his first experience of Mr Goble in the capacity of stage-director.
No stage-director of his day was more admired and desired than he.
And presently he consulted his watch and followed the stage-director.
He flitted off, and the stage-director leaned back against the asbestos curtain.
Mr Goble jerked his head so violently that the Derby hat flew off, to be picked up, dusted, and restored by the stage-director.