The public for which masterpieces are intended


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"Whom were these two seeking to please? Not the audiences of Lima. They had long since been satisfied. We come from a world where we have known incredible standards of excellence, and we dimly remember beauties which we have not seized again; and we go back to that world. Uncle Pio and Camila Perichole were tormenting themselves in an effort to establish in Peru the standards of the theaters in some Heaven whither Caleron had preceded them. The public for which masterpieces are intended is not on this earth."

The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thorton Wilder, pg 77