The Times, commenting on Norman Wilkinson’s settings in the Granville Barker production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Newspaper comment, that stiff-jawed,
Black-bodied puppet show, here
Stands erect, upon the wings of verity:
It will not clatter, flouted, to the earth.
Its gestures print conviction on
My mind. The want of clothes here
Makes the man. The scantness of the melody
Smooths creases straight and seals the fellow’s worth.