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Our Stage and Its Critics

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Language: English
Wordcount: 88,380 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 646
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9091
Genres: Drama, Criticism
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so little? With Shakespeare and some of his commentators he ought to be at home; the "Paradoxe sur le Comédien" he can hardly escape, and the works of some of the modern English and latest French critics may not be overlooked. Of course he must have read and considered a large number of plays, and the theories on which they are based. Politics he may almost neglect unless there be successors to _John Bull's Other Island_, though he will have to keep abreast of the facts and fancies of modern life, including, to some extent, political matters. How he is to study the customs, usage and manners of polite society among the upper ten thousand it is hard to say. Not a few of us are weak on this point, and feel ill at ease when dealing with the nuances of the customs of Mayfair. The study of books on Savoir Faire and the Manners of Polite Society certainly will give very little assistance.

Lastly, in this catalogue, which is far from exhaustive, he must study the art of writing, so that he may a

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