The Crucible

What does he mean by "spend our feelings"?

By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings.

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I think he or she is saying that drama should have deeper life meaning to us rather than simply entertain us and manipulate our emotions.