Across the Border: A Play of the Present, in One Act and Four Scenes

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H. Holt, 1915 - Drama - 94 pages
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Page 100 - In short, to give a brief but authoritative general survey with a more detailed appraisal of some of the chief creative contributions. The chapter headings indicate the content and scope of the work: Drama in the New Age; The New Criticism and New Ethics; Science and the New Drama; The New Forms — Realism and the Pulpit Stage; The New Forms — Naturalism and the Free Theatre ; The Battle with Illusions ; The Ancient Bondage and the New Freedom; The New Technic; The Play and the Reader; The New...
Page 105 - Prof. William Lyon Phelps of Yale: ". . . One of the most useful works on the contemporary drama. . . . Extremely practical, full of valuable hints and suggestions. . . ." Providence Journal: "Of undoubted value. . . . At the completion of a study of the plays in connection with the 'Outline...
Page 100 - Finsk Tidskrift, TP's Magazine, etc., etc. Maurice Maeterlinck said of his "Interpreters of Life" (now incorporated in his "European Dramatists") : "You have written one of the most sagacious, most acute, and most penetrating essays in the whole modern literary movement." "It is a really great work," said Professor William Lyon Phelps of "George Bernard Shaw: His Life and Works." Of his "European Dramatists," The Dial said : "The criticisms of their work are keen and lucid, and have the advantage...
Page 101 - ACROSS THE BORDER A play against war, showing in four scenes, two "beyond the border" of life, the adventures of a highly likable young Lieutenant. He goes on a desperate mission, finds The Place of Quiet and The Dream Girl, as well as The Place of Winds, where he learns the real nature of War, and finally in a field hospital tries to deliver his message. With 2 illustrations. 80 cents net. New York Tribune: "One of the few pleas for peace that touch both the heart and the intelligence. ... Its remarkable...
Page 103 - EMBERS With THE FAILURES, THE GARGOYLE, IN His HOUSE, MADONNA and THE MAN MASTERFUL. One-act American Plays. $1.35. RICHARD BURTON, in The Bellman: "Embers is a volume of sketches which show the trained hand of the expert and are, moreover, decidedly interesting for their psychological value." PROF. WILLIAM LYON PHELPS of Yale: "The plays are admirable; the conversations have the true style of human speech, and show first-rate economy of words, every syllable advancing the plot. The little dramas...
Page 106 - Little Pilgrim's Progress" (Morality Play)— "A Pageant of Hours" (To be given Out of Doors)— "On Christmas Eve." "The Princess and the Pixies.
Page 106 - The Foam Maiden" (Celtic) ; "Troll Magic" (Norwegian) ; "The Three Wishes" (French) ; "A Brewing of Brains" (English) ; "Siegfried" (German) ; "The Snow Witch
Page 102 - THREE MODERN PLAYS FROM THE FRENCH Lemaitre's The Pardon and Lavedan's Prince D'Aurec, translated by Barrett H. Clark, with Donnay's The Other Danger, translated by Charlotte Tenney David, with an Introduction to each author by Barrett H. Clark and a Preface by Clayton Hamilton. One volume. I2mo. $1.50 net. Springfield Republican: "'The Prince d'Aurec' is one of his best and most representative plays.
Page 102 - THREE MODERN PLAYS FROM THE FRENCH Lemaitre's THE PARDON, and Lavedan's PRINCE D'AUREC, translated by Barrett H. Clark, with Donnay's THE OTHER DANGER, translated by Charlotte Tenney David, with an introduction to each author by Barrett H. Clark and a Preface by Clayton Hamilton. One volume. $1.50 net. "The Pardon" is a brilliant three-act love comedy, with but three characters. "Prince D'Aurec" is a drama with an impoverished Prince, his wife, and a Jew money-lender as protagonists.
Page 101 - DAWN, a tense episode in the hut of a brutal miner, with a supernatural climax. THE NOBLE LORD, a comedy about a lady, who angled with herself as bait. THE TRAITOR is discovered by a ruse of a British commanding officer. A HOUSE OF CARDS, about a closed door, and what was on the other side^-tragic.

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