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Important Books about Plays and Players
By MONTROSE J. MOSES
This new edition of Mr. Moses' famous book has been entirely rewritten, yet it contains all the features which made the first book so authoritative. The new "American Dramatist" is a study of backgrounds and methods: the reader is given a picture of manners and customs existent in the theatre which tempered the originality of the American dramatist, and against which he had to fight for native recognition.
The reader has at hand every reference and chronological fact necessary for a full perspective of the work of the American dramatist since 1714. Lists of plays are given in tables throughout the book, and types of dramas are excellently treated.
With illustrations. (Ready Nov. 7) $3.50
By WALTER PRICHARD EATON
The noted author, editor and critic in this new book presents scenes from the Theatre of Yesterday and the Day Before, embodying choice bits of ancient gossip about the theatrical figures of the early English and American stages.
Through Thomas Holcroft, "an Eighteenthcentury Strolling Player," we catch glimpses of Macklin, the famous Kembles, Booth, Garrick, Sheridan and other theatrical dignitaries.
"The Jew that Shakespeare Drew" still includes English figures, but with the succeeding chapters the scene shifts almost entirely to the early American stage. It gives a vivid study of the development of the theatre in America. With illustrations. $4.00
THE CHINESE THEATRE
By A. E. ZUCKER
During his residence in China as head of the English Department at Peking Union Medical College, Professor Zucker made a careful and comprehensive study of the Chinese theater. This volume embodies the results of his research and it gives in most entertaining fashion a splendid account of the Chinese drama, its sources and its developments.
He has much to say of China's leading actor, Mei Lan-fang, and his descriptions of the theatres, plays and audiences make this a book of great interest to students of the drama. The volume has numerous and unusual illustrations, including four in full color, painted on silk by Chinese artists, which should make this a book to be prized by collectors.
Edition limited to 750 copies for America, of which 720 are for sale.
THE ROMANCE of the
By MARY CAROLINE CRAWFORD
The dominant personalities of the American stage from the earliest days to the present time are presented in this valuable comprehensive survey of our theatre. This new revised edition of Miss Crawford's famous book recalls the "good old days" when Forest, Rachel, Jefferson, Booth and Charlotte Cushman were the idols of the hour. With many new illustrations. (Ready Nov. 7)
We have just issued a new catalogue of "PLAYS and BOOKS about the
Boston LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY Publishers
Why not take advantage of the information in our royalty indices and get, at first hand, complete facts as to production fees? We make no charge for this service. We carry in stock the plays of all publishers and are the clearing house for all things-theatrical. DRAMA-GRAM, issued monthly, will put you a pace ahead in learning what's what in the play reading and amateur play producing world. It's free as is also our new 144 page catalogue describing more than 1,000 different plays.
RITA BENTON'S PLAYS
For performing rights, address the author, 5021 Blackstone Avenue,
The Writers Publishing Company, Inc.
THE LORD'S WILL
and Five Other
A SQUARE PEG
These little masterpieces by the "Eugene
Now released to amateurs and little theatres on payment of royalty. For permission to produce the plays address Myra Furst, 23 West Forty-third Street, New York City.
Excellent Plays for Amateur Groups
SWEET TIMES AND THE BLUE
Unauthorized productions will be prosecuted.
HENRY HOLT & COMPANY, Publishers 19 West Forty-fourth Street
New York City