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Great Poems

Interpreted

HELPS TO READING WITH THE UNDERSTANDING

By WAITMAN BARBE, A. M., LITT. D.

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This is a book for all who want to know, or need to know, the real meaning and significance of some of the great English and American poems-a book for use in high schools and colleges, in teachers' reading circles and in literary clubs. It is an explanatory course in the study of great poetry from Herrick to Rossetti. All who are acquainted with the author's Famous Poems Explained will welcome this new and more advanced volume. With scholarly instinct and training (including graduate work at both Harvard and Oxford), the author has rendered his fellow-students and fellowteachers genuine service in this work of love. A brief explanatory essay, by way of literary interpretation and historical setting, precedes each poem. Also, most of the poems are outlined for the convenience of teachers and students. Besides, the textual difficulties are explained in footnotes. At the end of the book are "biographical notes of the authors represented."

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How to Appreciate
DRAMA

THE

By THOMAS LITTLEFIELD MARBLE

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A book designed for lovers of the drama in general, for dramatic societies, for the study sections of reading clubs, as well as for classes in schools and colleges.

The subject is treated from the standpoint of practical dramaturgy, the desire of the author being to point out the fundamental principles which underlie sound dramatic art- the ultimate purpose being to enable those who are yet inexperienced in recognizing and appraising the intrinsic values of plays, to learn to do so in a manner reasonably authoritative.

The book contains an analytical diagram, suggestive analyses of four classical plays, and the full text, with marginal annotations, of "The Cricket on the Hearth," the Screen Scene from "The School for Scandal," and the Trial Scene from "The Merchant of Venice." These annotated plays are an open sesame.

Without attempting to decide the moot question whether the drama should be treated as a branch of literature or as an independent subject, the author shows his readers how to appreciate a well constructed play quite apart from its purely literary value and its technique. To appraise a play, to "appreciate" itthe author hopes that an attentive perusal of this book will put one in the way of doing just that.

Teachers who have directed student productions of such of Mr. Marble's comedies as "A Royal Runaway, and "Won by Wireless," and "The Wooing of Wilhel mina" will welcome the opportunity to place this work in the hands of their pupils, whose interest cannot fail to be stimulated by the fact that they have actually performed plays written by its author.

Embellished by Portraits of 28 Playwrights and Actors

The medallion embossed upon the cover of the book is the device of THE DRAMA SOCIETY and is used by permission.

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Speaking! Debating!

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Great Poems Interpreted (Barbe).
Patriotic Poems Explained (Murphy)

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