The Renascence Of The English Drama; Written And Delivered In The Years 1883-94

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Arthur Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... THE DRAMATIC OUTLOOK (An Inaugural Address delivered to the Playgoers' Club on Tuesday evening, 7th October 1884. Reprinted from the English Illustrated Magazine for January and February 1885.) BEFORE I begin my address I should like to express the pleasure I feel in speaking on the affairs of the drama to such an audience as this. To be a member of this club implies a devotion to the interests of the drama for its own sake, not as an idle amusement for a vacant hour, but as the serious and fine art which has for its end the portrayal of all the varying passions of the human heart and all the chances and changes of life--a devotion which takes practical shape in your constant attendance, oftentimes at great inconvenience, at all first-night performances, and in your discussion of them week after week. But it is not as lovers only of the drama that I am pleased to be with you: it is as judges also of the drama that I am glad to have an opportunity of talking over its prospects with you. I hail the formation and continuance of this club as a very hopeful augury for the future of the English drama. The verdicts passed on a new play are often so contradictory and fluctuating, there is so much uncertainty alike in critical and professional as in public taste, that a body of opinion formed by a circle of habitual playgoers after deliberation and debate must be of great value and weight to authors, actors, managers, and the general public. With so much of a preface, I will proceed to my address; and I will ask you to please forget, and to let me forget, any small efforts of my own, and come amongst you as a playgoer to discuss with playgoers the prospects of the drama, what direction the present movement of public interest is likely to take,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... THE DRAMATIC OUTLOOK (An Inaugural Address delivered to the Playgoers' Club on Tuesday evening, 7th October 18...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217103154

ISBN - 13:9780217103152

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