Lipton’s Journal/February 22, 1955/685

From Project Mailer

I suspect that the form of the play is always a variation of the One, the Two, and the Three, psychically that is. To wit; there have been play-structures corresponding slightly ahead in time to any given century, and if I knew enough about the drama I could explain Act One, Act Two, and Act Three as containing respectively.

One Two Three Most plays.
One Three Two The Little Foxes?
Two One Three End as a Man?
Two Three One All My Sons—Death of a Salesman.
Three One Two The Gate of Hell.
Three Two One The Cocktail Party.