Development of the Drama, 1927 Brander Matthews
The Development of the Drama, 1927 by Brander Matthews examines Western Drama from Greek, Roman and Medieval times to the theaters in Spain, England, France and America from their rude beginnings to their turn of the century / c. 1900 perplexities.
This is a well informed and early assessment of western world drama by a notable American scholar. The ten chapters of his book treat:
- The Art of the Dramatist
- Greek Tragedy
- Greek and Roman Comedy
- The Medieval Drama
- The Drama of Spain
- The Drama of England
- The Drama of France
- The Drama in the 18th Century
- The Drama in the 19th Century
- The Future of the Drama.
This rare and hard to find hardcover book, first published in 1903, was frequently reprinted as demand required. This 1927 copy is in good antiquarian condition. The green cover is embossed in gold. The binding is secure; there is some browning; there are names of two previous owners on the back of the front cover and on the flyleaf. The book measures 5 1/4 inches by 7 1/2 inches by 1inch and has 351 pages.