The Playgoer Volume 1

The Playgoer Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...irrcproachable manner in which he had treated his subject, were obliged to admit that as a matter for theatrical representation it was censorious. Not wishing, however, to drop the matter upon the expression of mere general opinion, M. Brieux called upon distinguished members of his audience to step upon the stage and give individual voice to their judgment. It was hardly to be expected, however, that such a gathering as this could disperse without a demonstration. M. Henri Rochefort had no sooner stepped to the railing of his box to speak, than cries arose of " Vive Zola," "A bas Dreyfus," and so on. The explanation is simple. During the memorable great "Affaire," the antiDreyfus party contained no more bitter leader or implacable enemy of revision than M. Rochfort, the editor of the "Intransigeant." On the other hand, the Dreyfusards numbered among their ranks the great majority of so-called Intellectuals. For the first time since the close of the tragic campaign which so deeply stirred this country for two years, the opposing parties had met. Tumult was inevitable, and the object of the By the way, the dramatisation of Guy de Maupassant's novel Yvette has been having a most successful run at the Vaudeville. This is not a problem play. With almost brutal plainness it deals with certain social conditions which occupy all too prominent a position in the drama of to-day. The heroine is the eighteen-year old daughter of an adventuress, an ex-domestic servant, who has assumed the title of Marquise Obardi, and by the force of her beauty is surrounded by a society composed of advcnturesses, rastquoures, chevaliers d'industrie, and the like, in the midst of which are a few individuals...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795806
  • 9781236795809