Nowadays: A Contemporaneous Comedy

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H. Holt, 1914 - American drama - 218 pages
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Page 223 - THE THEORY OF THE THEATRE. — What is a Play? — The Psychology of Theatre Audiences. — The Actor and the Dramatist. — Stage Conventions in Modern Times.
Page 223 - STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT CONTENTS: The New Art of Making Plays, The Pictorial Stage, The Drama of Illusion, The Modern Art of Stage Direction, A Plea for a New Type of Play, The Undramatic Drama, The Value of Stage Conventions, The Supernatural Drama, The Irish National Theatre, The Personality of the Playwright, Where to Begin a Play, Continuity of Structure, Rhythm and Tempo, The Plays of Yesteryear, A New Defense of Melodrama, The Art of the Moving-Picture Play, The One-Act...
Page 219 - 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 are full of cerebration, and I shall recommend them in my public lectures.
Page 220 - He reveals at every point the aptness of the practised playright — this tribute must be paid to an author who has dared to analyze in many moods the diverse and fluctuating personality of the woman of today — he has sounded to the depths the souls of those eccentric and extraordinary women whom he has chosen to depict.
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