A book about the theater / by Brander Matthews Matthews, Brander 1852-1929

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Matthews, Brander 1852-1929
Theater; Theater -- History; Drama -- History and criticism
  • 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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