A man, who used to write with passion for the theatre and about the theatre, once beautifully stated:
'Surely the emotional force of the actor's performance -- that quality which moves an audience -- resides in the fact that it possesses a mortality of its own, that it is gone into the past as irrevocably as any human action.' (Corrigan 1961: 99)
I wish I had met him (by the way, he was the founder of the Tisch School of Arts at NYU).
Why do the good ones have to die young? And so he did, but his words are not as mortal as any human action.
(Picture credits: Edvard Munch (1893-1894) - "Vampyr")