A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews

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Author Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929
LoC No. 16021742
Title A Book About the Theater
Contents The show business -- The limitations of the stage -- A moral from a toy theater -- Why five acts? -- Dramatic collaboration -- The dramatization of novels and the novelization of plays -- Women dramatists -- The evolution of scene-painting -- The book of the opera -- The poetry of the dance -- The principles of pantomime -- The ideal of the acrobat -- The decline and fall of the negro-minstrelsy -- The utility of the variety-show -- The method of modern magic -- The lamentable tragedy of Punch and Judy -- The puppet-play, past and present -- Shadow-pantomime, with all the modern improvements -- The problem of dramatic criticism.
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Language English
LoC Class PN: Language and Literatures: Literature: General, Criticism, Collections
Subject Theater -- History
Subject Theater
Subject Drama -- History and criticism
Category Text
EBook-No. 36790
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Jan 7, 2021
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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