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One-Act Plays, 1926 George A. Goldstone

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One-Act Plays, 1926 Compiled and Edited by George A. Goldstone collects 15 modern one-act plays with a "strong appeal to pupils of high school age" --to read and produce in high school theaters. Mainly American, the collected plays also come from England, Ireland, France and Russia.  First Edition.

The book includes an appendix with essays on The Little Theatre, The New Stagecraft, One-Act Play Structure, One-Act Plays in High School, and Notes on the collected plays and their authors. There are also 8 bibliographies on relevant subjects.   There are 9 illustrations featuring scenes from the plays.

Clearly a textbook for high school students in the 1920s, the collection has plays that are still recognized as major works in drama history and an approach and information of historical and social value.

The book is in good condition--strong binding, no marks other than a name and address on the flyleaf, no tears, very little shelf wear and some browning of pages.  It measures 4 1/4 inches by 6 3/4 inches by 7/8 inch and has 408 pages.

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