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Rib of Man, 1917 Charles R Kennedy. Christian Drama.

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Charles Rann Kennedy describes The Rib of the Man, 1917, as "A Play of the New World in Five Acts Scene Individable, Setting Forth the Story of an Afternoon in the Fulness of Days." To the author  the play was "the threshold of the Great Miracle."

Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950), a scholarly Englishman who married an actress, Edith Wynne Matthison, and became an American citizen in 1917, was an advocate of Christian principles which he promoted with both personal zeal and theatrical effectiveness.  Reflecting the Social Gospel Movement, Kennedy believed that "God does things as a dramatist would." After World War I his greatest reception was past, although he continued to teach and direct his plays at Bennett College, a women's college in New York state.

This book, a first edition, is in good vintage condition. With some foxing and browning, the book is firm in binding and strong to handle; only the cover shows years of shelf wear with its spine badly faded and worn. It has 188 pages and measures 5 1/5 inches by  8 inches by 3/4 of an inch.

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