Essays in Theatrical Criticism

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byMowbray Morris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... A SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ART More than once in the course of this little book I have expressed myself indebted to an essay of Mr. Matthew Arnold's, and in my chapter on the past year's work, I said, that I should have occasion later on to examine it somewhat more closely. It is the one on ' The French Play in London,' first published in the Nineteenth Century Magazine during the visit of the Comedie Francaise to our stage in the summer of 1879, and now included in his latest volume.t Its republication comes at a particularly happy time now, when there is again some talk of establishing here in England an institution analogous to the famous House of This Essay was written before the meeting held last month in the Lyceum Theatre to discuss the design and prospects of this School. I have not learnt, however, that any sufficiently definite result was then reached to make me add to or alter what I had previously written. f Irish Essays, and others, by Mathew Arnold. Smith, Elder & Co. 1882. Moliere, or as analogous, at least, as the difference of our national temperament and notions of public economy will allow. From time to time, now for many years, there has been, to be sure, a good deal of talk upon this subject, more or less desultory and impracticable; but a desire for something more than talk seems at last likely to prevail. A committee has been formed, and a prospectus issued. The former comprises the names of men, and women, too, of all degrees of rank and note. The latter is brief and to the point, especially to that most vital point, the provision of the necessary funds. Englishmen are, indeed, so fond of forming committees; prospectuses On wings of wind come flying all abroad' at every conceivable opportunity, and for every conceivable purpose, that ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... A SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ART More than once in the course of this little book I have expressed myself indebted to an essay of Mr....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217205496

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