Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
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Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

By Edward Fordham Spence
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Table of Contents
  • OUR STAGE AND ITS CRITICS
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I
    • THE DRAMATIC CRITIC
      • His Qualifications
      • His Knowledge of Fashionable Society
      • His Duty and Difficulties
      • His Stock Phrases
      • The Circumstances under which he Writes
      • His Fear of Libel Actions
    • His Qualifications
    • His Knowledge of Fashionable Society
    • His Duty and Difficulties
    • His Stock Phrases
    • The Circumstances under which he Writes
    • His Fear of Libel Actions
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE DRAMATIC CRITIC
      • His Duty to be Tolerant
      • His Sympathies when Young
      • The Jaded Critic
      • His Unpaid Labours
      • His Letter Bag
    • His Duty to be Tolerant
    • His Sympathies when Young
    • The Jaded Critic
    • His Unpaid Labours
    • His Letter Bag
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE DRAMATIC CRITIC
      • An Attack upon him
      • Why he is Disliked
      • His Honesty
      • His Abolition
      • The Threatened Theatrical Trust
    • An Attack upon him
    • Why he is Disliked
    • His Honesty
    • His Abolition
    • The Threatened Theatrical Trust
  • CHAPTER IV
    • PLAYS OF PARTICULAR TYPES
      • The Pseudo-Historical
      • The Horrible in Drama
      • The Immorality Play
      • Scripture Plays
      • Anecdotal Plays
      • The Supernatural
    • The Pseudo-Historical
    • The Horrible in Drama
    • The Immorality Play
    • Scripture Plays
    • Anecdotal Plays
    • The Supernatural
  • CHAPTER V
    • PLAYS OF PARTICULAR TYPES
      • Unsentimental Drama
      • The Second-hand Drama
      • Plays with a Purpose
      • Drama and Social Reform
    • Unsentimental Drama
    • The Second-hand Drama
    • Plays with a Purpose
    • Drama and Social Reform
  • CHAPTER VI
    • THE PHENOMENA OF THE STAGE
      • The Optics
      • Make-up
      • Gesture
      • Scenery at the French Plays
      • Stage Costumes
      • Colour
      • Stage Meals
    • The Optics
    • Make-up
    • Gesture
    • Scenery at the French Plays
    • Stage Costumes
    • Colour
    • Stage Meals
  • CHAPTER VII
    • THE MORALITY OF OUR DRAMA
      • Mr Harry Lauder on the Morals of our Drama
      • Double Entente
      • Moral Effect on Audience
      • An Advantage of French Dramatists
    • Mr Harry Lauder on the Morals of our Drama
    • Double Entente
    • Moral Effect on Audience
    • An Advantage of French Dramatists
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • CASUAL NOTES ON ACTING
      • Mr H.B. Irving on his Art
      • Mr Bourchier and "Max" on English Acting
      • The Sicilian Players
      • Alleged Dearth of Great Actresses
      • Character Actresses
      • Stage Misfits
      • Stars
    • Mr H.B. Irving on his Art
    • Mr Bourchier and "Max" on English Acting
    • The Sicilian Players
    • Alleged Dearth of Great Actresses
    • Character Actresses
    • Stage Misfits
    • Stars
  • CHAPTER IX
    • STAGE DANCING
      • The Skirts of the Drama
      • Isadora Duncan
    • The Skirts of the Drama
    • Isadora Duncan
  • CHAPTER X
    • THINGS IN THE THEATRE
      • A Defence of the Matinée Hat
      • A Justification of certain Deadheads
      • Theatrical Advertisements
      • Music
    • A Defence of the Matinée Hat
    • A Justification of certain Deadheads
    • Theatrical Advertisements
    • Music
  • CHAPTER XI
    • IN THE PLAYHOUSE
      • Laughter
      • Smoking in the Auditorium
      • Conduct of the Audience
      • Concerning the Pit
      • Why do we go to the Theatre?
    • Laughter
    • Smoking in the Auditorium
    • Conduct of the Audience
    • Concerning the Pit
    • Why do we go to the Theatre?
  • CHAPTER XII
    • MISCELLANEOUS
      • Signor Borsa on the English Theatres
      • "G.B.S." and the Amateurs
      • Cant about Shakespeare
      • Yvette Guilbert on Dramatists
    • Signor Borsa on the English Theatres
    • "G.B.S." and the Amateurs
    • Cant about Shakespeare
    • Yvette Guilbert on Dramatists
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • MISCELLANEOUS
      • Finance in Plays
      • Some Unsuccessful Dramatists
      • The Ending of the Play
      • Preposterous Stage Types
      • The Professions of the Dramatis Personae
    • Finance in Plays
    • Some Unsuccessful Dramatists
    • The Ending of the Play
    • Preposterous Stage Types
    • The Professions of the Dramatis Personae
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