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Reminiscences of a dramatic critic : with an essay on the art of Henry Irving / by Henry Austin Clapp.

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    viii, 241 p., [6] leaves of plates : ports. ; 21 cm.

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Contents: By way of introduction -- Spectacle, farce, melodrama, and minstrelsy fifty years ago -- The worth and impotence of free criticism -- Some early experiences and mistakes -- Selwyn's theatre and the Robertson period -- The ephemeral drama and the enduring drama -- The great dramatic quinquennium and the Boston Museum -- William Warren, comedian -- Actual and ideal training for the stage -- J.L. Toole and Charles James Mathews -- Charlotte Cushman -- E.A. Sothersn, Sr -- The isolation of actors -- Charles Fechter -- Edwin Booth -- Tommaso Salvini -- Adelaide Neilson -- Memorable experiences of single plays and artists -- An American theatre privately endowed -- Henry Irving.
Gifted by Stanley Wells.