A Book about the Theater

A Book about the Theater

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A Book about the Theater

A Book about the Theater

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CONTENTS

I. PAGE

II. THE SHOW BUSINESS1

III. THE LIMITATIONS OF THE STAGE17

IV. A MORAL FROM A TOY THEATER37

V. WHY FIVE ACTS?55

VI. DRAMATIC COLLABORATION77

VII. THE DRAMATIZATION OF NOVELS AND THE NOVELIZATION OF PLAYS93

VIII. WOMEN DRAMATISTS111

IX. THE EVOLUTION OF SCENE-PAINTING127

X. THE BOOK OF THE OPERA153

XI. THE POETRY OF THE DANCE169

XII. THE PRINCIPLES OF PANTOMIME185

XIII. THE IDEAL OF THE ACROBAT201

XIV. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF NEGRO-MINSTRELSY217

XV. THE UTILITY OF THE VARIETY-SHOW235

XVI. THE METHOD OF MODERN MAGIC251

XVI. PAGE

XVII. THE LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY OF PUNCH AND JUDY271

XVIII THE PUPPET-PLAY, PAST AND PRESENT287

XIX. SHADOW-PANTOMIME, WITH ALL THE MODERN IMPROVEMENTS303

XX. THE PROBLEM OF DRAMATIC CRITICISM319

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