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The old drama and the new; an essay in re-valuation,

Author: William Archer
Publisher: Boston, Small, Maynard and Company [©1923]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Archer, William, 1856-1924.
Old drama and the new.
Boston, Small, Maynard and Company [©1923]
(OCoLC)572677937
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Archer
OCLC Number: 1496863
Description: viii, 396 pages 22 cm
Contents: The essence of drama --
Three centuries in outline --
Elizabethan facilities and licenses --
Indeterminate place and time --
The soliloquy and the aside --
the convention of disguise --
Horrors --
Blank verse --
Five Elizabethan masterpieces --
The Duchess of Malfi --
The broken heart --
The maid's tragedy --
Philaster --
The revenger's tragedy --
Five Elizabethan masters --
Jonson --
Chapman --
Marston --
Middleton --
Massinger --
The Elizabethans and the moderns --
Pinero --
Stanley Houghton --
Shaw --
Barrie --
Galsworthy --
Granville-Barker --
Three test questions --
Restoration romance and tragedy --
Dryden --
Lee --
Otway --
Rowe --
Southerne --
The Betterton school of acting --
Restoration comedy --
An insanitary product --
Latterday apologetics --
The convention of wit --
Etherege --
Wycherley --
Congreve --
Vanbrugh --
The comic actors --
The short view and after --
Farquhar --
Cibber --
Steele --
Fifty years of stagnation --
Label names --
Goldsmith and Sheridan --
Reasons for stagnation --
The "Palmy days" of acting --
Prose melodrama --
Lillo --
Moore --
Cumberland German romanticism --
Colman the Younger, Holcroft and Morton --
Sheridan Knowles --
Bulwer Lytton --
The drama at Apogee --
The adaptive age --
Influence of Scribe --
A glimmer of dawn --
Thomas William Robertson --
Relapse to adaptation and puerility --
James Albery --
H.J. Byron --
W.S.Gilbert as playwright and librettist --
Daybreak at last --
Heralds of the Renascence --
The melodramatists --
Sydney Grundy --
The early Pinero --
Henry Arthur Jones --
Haddon Chambers --
R.C. Carton --
Oscar Wilde --
The coming of Ibsen --
The Theatre Libre --
Pinero's maturity --
The second Mrs. Tanqueray to Mid-channel --
James Matthew Barrie --
The intellectuals --
The stage society --
The Vedrenne-Barker management --
George Bernard Shaw --
H. Granville-Barker --
John Galsworthy --
John Masefield --
The repertory movement --
Local drama --
The Irish theatre --
Synge, Yeats and Lennox Robinson --
The Manchester school --
Stanley Houghton --
The little theatre in America --
Recapitulation --
The evolution of modern drama --
An art of pure imitation.
Responsibility: by William Archer ...

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