“When our energies are destroyed, the stage revives us,

We dream of another sphere, we recover ourselves,

Our torpid nature is roused by noble passions,

Our blood circulates more healthily...

Men of all ranks, zones, and conditions,

Emancipated from the chains of conventionality and fashion,

fraternize here in a universal sympathy, forget the world,

And come nearer to their heavenly destination.”

-- Friedrich Schiller