The Drama Magazine, Volume 1

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Drama League of America, 2009 - Drama - 124 pages
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1915 Subjects: Drama / General Drama / American Drama / Anthologies Drama / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Drama / Continental European Literary Criticism / Drama Performing Arts / Theater / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: A SPRING FESTIVAL The following festival is for use in both country and city. Its costumes and dances are simple, and the number of players taking part in it can be augmented or diminished at will. The Festival of Pomona, goddess of orchards, was celebrated throughout Greece in the autumn, but there was a simpler ceremony celebrated in the spring, when shepherds, tillers of the soil, owners of orchards, maidens and athletes, children, and the minor wood gods and goddesses laid offerings on her altar, with prayers for a fruitful harvest to come. This particular festival is woven around the Greek myth of Pomona and Vertumnus. [The scene of this festival is a level sward with trees on three sides. In the centre of this lawn, toward the rear, is an altar built of stone, with moss, vines and tiny flowers making gay its crevices. It is the altar of Pomona. The people who take part in the festival wear simple Grecian costumes, beautiful in line and color.] THE FESTIVAL OF POMONA Chabactees Pomona Camilla Vebtumntjs The Chobus Also vine-dressers, tillers of the soil, shepherds and shepherd maidens, children, the lesser deities of the woods, wrestlers and athletes. [The festival begins with the entrance of a group of wood gods and goddesses. They dance in, then about the altar, where they leave early flowers, delicate ferns, and trailing vines as an offering. As they go out, the Chorus enter, white robed...

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A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE
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Suggestions Regarding Its Scope and
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THE DRAMA LEAGUE OF AMERICA Edited by B B Elliott
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