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A Realist in the American Theatre: Drama Criticism by William Dean Howells

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A Realist in the American Theatre: Drama Criticsm by William Dean Howells.  Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1992.

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CONTENTS

Acknowledgments    ix
A Note About the Editor Editing Practice    xi
Critical Introduction     1

THE ESSAYS

[1.] Mark Twain's The Gilded Age (June 1875)

[2.] Good Drama vs. Good Theatre (July 1886)

[3.] Ibsen and Society (May 1889)

[4.] The New American Drama (July 1889)

[5.] Recent American Drama (June 1890)

[6.] The Moral Reformation of the Stage  (August

1891)

[7.] "The Play and the Problem" (March 1895)

[8.] Good Acting, Poor Plays (November 1895)

[9.] The Political Plays of the Season (November

1895)

[10.] The Economics of the Theatre (February 1896)

[11.] Proposal for a Free Theatre (February 1896)

[12.] Drama and Society (January 1897)

[13.] The Theatre Trusts (February 1898)

[14.] "A New Kind of Play" (March 1899)

[15.] "A Subscription Theatre" (April 1899)

[16.] "A Second Apparition of' Ghosts' " (June 1899)

[17.] "A  Question  of Propriety"   [Ibsen's  Ghosts)

(July 1899)

[18.] "The Recent Dramatic Season" (March 1901)

[19.] "The New Poetic Drama" (May 1901)

[20.] "Woman's Limitations in Burlesque" (October 1902)

[21.] "Some New American Plays" (January 1904)        

[22.] "Some New English Plays" (January 1904)        

[23.] "Henrik Ibsen" (July 1906)      

[24.] "On Reading the Plays of Mr. Henry Arthur

Jones" (October 1907)        

[25.] English and American Plays of 1913  (May

1913)

[26.] "The Plays of Eugene Brieux" (March 1915)      

[27.] Comedy in 1916 (March 1916)      

[28.] The Decline of the Theatre (June 1916)     

[29.] The Future of Motion Pictures (October 1919)

Notes on the Essays    196
Appendices:

Versions Collated    225

Emendations     227

Bibliography of Additional Drama Criticism by Howells    230
Index    233

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