A Study of the Modern Drama: A Handbook for the Study and Appreciation of the Best Plays, European, English and American, of the Last Half Century

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C. HADDON CHAMBERS
Charles Haddon Chambers was born at Stanmore, New South Wales, in 1860. He was educated privately at home and later at Sydney. In 1875 he entered the Civil Service. Five years later he visited England. In 1882 he settled there and became a journalist, writer of stories, and dramatist.Chambers is one of the popular playwrights who have written a number of amusing, sentimental, and satirical comedies for the English and American stages. His technique differs little from that of Pinero, except that it is not so highly developed. Besides writing three or four plays of some value as contemporary pictures of manners, he has adapted a number of French plays, taking from them the flavor of the original and substituting a British atmosphere in order to render them acceptable to a public, in America as well as in England, which was not ready to judge works of art according to European standards. Chambers died in 1921.
PLAYS
" One of Them" ( 1886)
" The Open Gate" ( 1887)
" Captain Swift" ( 1888)
" The Idler" ( 1891)
" The Honorable Herbert" ( 1891)
" The Queen of Manoa" [with W. O. Tristram ] ( 1892)
" The Old Lady" ( 1892)
" The Pipe of Peace" ( 1892)
" The Fatal Card" [with B. C. Stephenson ] ( 1894)
" John-a-Dreams" ( 1894)
" Boys Together" [with J. Comyns Carr ] ( 1896)
" The Days of the Duke" ( 1897)
" The Tyranny of Tears" ( 1899)
" The Golden Silence" ( 1903)
" Sir Anthony" ( 1908)
" Passers-By" ( 1911)
" The Saving Grace" ( 1917)

(" The Awakening" and two or three others are adapted from the French; "Devil Caresfoot," written with J. Stanley Little, is a dramatization from Rider Haggard.)

Editions (separate plays). -- "The Idler" ( N. Y. 1902); "Captain Swift" ( N. Y. 1902); "The Open Gate" ( N. Y. no date); "Sir Anthony" ( N. Y. 1909); "The Tyranny of Tears," with preface by Alice Brown ( Boston, 1902); "Passers-By" ( N. Y. 1919); "The Saving Grace" ( N. Y. 1919).


REFERENCES

Mario Borsa, The English Stage of To-day, trans. by S. Brinton ( N. Y. 1908); J. T. Grein, Premières of the Year ( London, 1900), and

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • What This Book is and How to Use It ix
  • The Norwegian Drama 1
  • References 6
  • References 18
  • The Danish Drama 23
  • The Swedish Drama 31
  • References 36
  • The Russian Drama 43
  • References 47
  • References 52
  • References 58
  • The German Drama 69
  • References 74
  • References 84
  • References 89
  • The Austrian Drama 93
  • Reference: 96
  • References 102
  • Rfferences 106
  • The Hungarian Drama 111
  • References 114
  • The French Drama 119
  • References 123
  • References 129
  • References 133
  • References 138
  • References 141
  • References 146
  • References 151
  • The Belgian Drama 159
  • References 165
  • The Dutch Drama 175
  • References 179
  • The Italian Drama 183
  • References 187
  • References 192
  • References 196
  • The Spanish Drama 201
  • References 206
  • References 209
  • References 214
  • The English Drama 219
  • References 223
  • References 236
  • References 243
  • References 253
  • References 264
  • References 269
  • References 274
  • References 282
  • References 285
  • Reffrences 292
  • References 297
  • References 302
  • References 307
  • References 312
  • References 321
  • The Irish Drama 329
  • References 338
  • References 346
  • References 350
  • References 354
  • The American Drama 359
  • References 363
  • References 370
  • References 377
  • References 382
  • References 385
  • References 390
  • References 394
  • References 400
  • References 406
  • The Yiddish Drama 411
  • References 415
  • References 418
  • Bibliographies 421
  • Index 487
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