Saints and Sinners: A New and Original Drama of Modern English Middle-Class Life, in Five Acts

Saints and Sinners: A New and Original Drama of Modern English Middle-Class Life, in Five Acts

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Saints and Sinners: A New and Original Drama of Modern English Middle-Class Life, in Five Acts

Saints and Sinners: A New and Original Drama of Modern English Middle-Class Life, in Five Acts

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The passing of the American Copyright Bill is a fact of the highest import for English playwrights and for the future of the English drama,--that is, if the English drama has a future. It will indeed afford an accurate gauge of any individual playwright's pretensions, and of the general health and condition of the national drama. Hitherto the publication of an English play would have incurred the forfeiture of the American stage-rights, in many cases a very serious pecuniary loss. It would also have been attended with a very grave artistic risk. The best American managers--those who are capable of doing justice to the author in the production of a play--would naturally have refused to touch it unless their stage- rights were protected. It would have been presented . . .

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