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DEAD-HEADS
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People expect a thousand little favours from our fellow-citizens who assume the obligation to render these favours by the acceptance of a pass. Artistic enjoyment in the theatre requires a certain capacity for illusion, and the purchase of a ticket exercises a considerable influence on this capacity. The higher the price, the more painfully the pleasurewas purchased, the greateris the willingness to be carried away by the work of art and the artists. The necessity for illusion is absent in the of possessor a pass. The most industrious personsare in reality those who are most averse to work. For behind their zeal to accummulate money there is the burning desire to hoard up as much as will ensure an income sufficient to purchase enjoyment without additional work.