- "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts."
– William Shakespeare
Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out." If he'd been alive during ancient times, he might have uttered these same words when facing a play from Euripides. Reflecting the interesting (and often) tragic parts of "life" on the stage was an important part of the ancient world, and helped to shape our modern culture.