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Title:
A book about the theater.
Author:
Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 1916.
Physical Description:
xii, 334 pages : illustrations (part color), facsimile ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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.
Format :
Book