„Great drama, drama that may reach the alchemical level, must have dimension and its relevance will take care of itself. Writing about AIDS rather than the cocktail set, or possibly the fairy kingdom, will not guarantee importance.... The old comment that all periods of time are at an equal distance from eternity says much, and pondering on it will lead to alchemical theatre while relevance becomes old hat.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Alchemy in the Theatre (1994).