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  1. [+]
    An Actor's Reminiscences (Review)
    Up the Years from Bloomsbury, by George Arliss
    1. Up the Years from Bloomsbury by George Arliss
    The Saturday Review, December 10, 1927, p. 424
  2. An American School of Dramatic Art
    I. A Critical Review of Daly's Theater
    The Century Magazine, June 1898, pp. 261-264
  3. [+]
    Augustin Daly (Review)
    The Life of Augustin Daly, by Joseph Francis Daly
    1. The Life of Augustin Daly by Joseph Francis Daly
    The Nation, January 17, 1918, p. 71
  4. [+]
    Brander Matthews (Review)
    These Many Years, by Brander Matthews
    1. These Many Years by Brander Matthews
    The Nation, December 6, 1917, p. 639
  5. [+]
    British Drama (Review)
    The Chief British Dramatists, by Brander Matthews and Paul Robert Lieder
    1. The Chief British Dramatists by Brander Matthews and Paul Robert Lieder
    The Saturday Review, October 31, 1925, p. 258
  6. [+]
    Charles Dickens, Genius (3 Reviews)
    The Life of Charles Dickens, by John Forster
    1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster
    2. Charles Dickens: A Biography from New Sources by Ralph Straus
    3. This Side Idolatry by C.E. Bechhofer Roberts
    The Saturday Review, October 20, 1928, pp. 265-266
  7. [+]
    Clever Essays (Review)
    Fantasies and Impromptus, by James Agate
    1. Fantasies and Impromptus by James Agate
    The Saturday Review, February 7, 1925, p. 511
  8. [+]
    Drama (Review)
    Armageddon, by Stephen Phillips
    1. Armageddon by Stephen Phillips
    The Nation, October 14, 1915, pp. 475-476
  9. [+]
    Drama (Review)
    Red Wine of Rousillon, by William Lindsey
    1. Red Wine of Rousillon by William Lindsey
    The Nation, October 21, 1915, p. 501
  10. Drama
    An Old Stock Company
    The Nation, January 6, 1916, p. 26
  11. [+]
    Drama and Music (Review)
    Three Plays, by Arthur Schnitzler
    1. Three Plays by Arthur Schnitzler
    The Nation, October 7, 1915, pp. 442-443
  12. [+]
    The Drama of Ireland (Review)
    The Contemporary Drama of Ireland, by Ernest A. Boyd
    1. The Contemporary Drama of Ireland by Ernest A. Boyd
    The Nation, November 15, 1917, p. 546
  13. [+]
    Drama: A Dramatic Experiment (Review)
    The Symphony Play, by Jennette Lee
    1. The Symphony Play by Jennette Lee
    The Nation, July 6, 1916, p. 19
  14. [+]
    Drama: American Drama (Review)
    The Case of American Drama, by Thomas H. Dickinson
    1. The Case of American Drama by Thomas H. Dickinson
    The Nation, February 3, 1916, p. 145
  15. [+]
    Drama: Irish Working Classes (Review)
    Four Irish Plays, by St. John G. Ervine
    1. Four Irish Plays by St. John G. Ervine
    The Nation, June 15, 1916, p. 654
  16. [+]
    Drama: Limitations of the Actual (2 Reviews)
    Contemporary French Dramatists, by Barrett H. Clark
    1. Contemporary French Dramatists by Barrett H. Clark
    2. Four Plays by Emile Augier by Emile Augier
    The Nation, January 27, 1916, p. 114
  17. [+]
    Drama: Miss Calhoun's Memoirs (Review)
    Pleasures and Palaces, by Eleanor H.C. Lazarovich-Hrebelianovich
    1. Pleasures and Palaces by Eleanor H.C. Lazarovich-Hrebelianovich
    The Nation, November 25, 1915, p. 634
  18. [+]
    Drama: Mr. Masefield's Tragedy (Review)
    The Faithful, by John Masefield
    1. The Faithful by John Masefield
    The Nation, November 18, 1915, pp. 604-605
  19. [+]
    Drama: Naturalism on the Stage (Review)
    The Modern Drama, by Ludwig Lewisohn
    1. The Modern Drama by Ludwig Lewisohn
    The Nation, June 17, 1915, p. 690
  20. [+]
    Drama: Nebulous Symbolism (Review)
    Plays, by Leonid Andreyeff
    1. Plays by Leonid Andreyeff
    The Nation, July 15, 1915, p. 101
  21. [+]
    Drama: Plays by Masefield (Review)
    The Tragedy of Nan, and Other Plays, by John Masefield
    1. The Tragedy of Nan, and Other Plays by John Masefield
    The Nation, June 1, 1916, p. 602
  22. [+]
    Drama: Pronouncements of a Veteran Critic (Review)
    Vagrant Memories, by William Winter
    1. Vagrant Memories by William Winter
    The Nation, December 16, 1915, p. 725
  23. [+]
    Drama: Studies of Russian Life (Review)
    Plays, by Anton Tchekoff
    1. Plays by Anton Tchekoff
    The Nation, April 13, 1916, p. 419
  24. [+]
    Drama: The Art of Acting (4 Reviews)
    The Illusion of the First Time in Acting, by William Gillette
    1. The Illusion of the First Time in Acting by William Gillette
    2. Art and the Actor by Constant Coquelin
    3. Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth and as Queen Katherine by H.C. Fleeming Jenkin
    4. Reflexions on the Actor's Art by Francois J. Talma
    The Nation, December 2, 1915, pp. 666-668
  25. [+]
    Drama: The Free Theater (Review)
    Four Plays of the Free Theater, by Barrett H. Clark
    1. Four Plays of the Free Theater by Barrett H. Clark
    The Nation, March 11, 1915, p. 287
  26. [+]
    Drama: The Irish Theatre (Review)
    John Ferguson, by St. John G. Ervine
    1. John Ferguson by St. John G. Ervine
    The Nation, February 17, 1916, p. 202
  27. [+]
    Drama: The Modern Stage (Review)
    The New Movement in the Theatre, by Sheldon Cheney
    1. The New Movement in the Theatre by Sheldon Cheney
    The Nation, April 8, 1915, pp. 396-397
  28. Eleonora Duse
    The Century Magazine, November 1895, pp. 130-133
  29. Ellen Terry
    The Nation, August 8, 1928, p. 133
  30. Foreign Correspondence
    England at War---Pictures of the Situation from Two Correspondents---A Sober Spirit
    The Nation, August 20, 1914, p. 216
  31. Foreign Correspondence
    Calm in England---Early Preparations for War---The Response to the Appeal for Recruits
    The Nation, August 27, 1914, p. 244
  32. [+]
    Fourteen Books of the Month (Review)
    Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving, by Bram Stoker
    1. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving by Bram Stoker
    The Bookman, December 1906, pp. 367-370
  33. [+]
    A Great Actress (Review)
    Eleonora Duse: The Story of Her Life, by Jeanne Bordeux
    1. Eleonora Duse: The Story of Her Life by Jeanne Bordeux
    The Saturday Review, August 22, 1925, p. 68
  34. [+]
    The Great Melba (Review)
    Melodies and Memories, by Nellie Melba
    1. Melodies and Memories by Nellie Melba
    The Saturday Review, May 1, 1926, p. 752
  35. [+]
    Hampden in "Henry V" (Review)
    Henry V, by William Shakespeare
    1. Henry V by William Shakespeare
    The Saturday Review, April 7, 1928, p. 735
  36. Henry Irving
    The Century Magazine, March 1884, pp. 660-668
  37. "His Wife's Deceased Sister"
    Joseph Jefferson as "Caleb Plummer"
    The Century Magazine, January 1884, p. 476
  38. [+]
    The Idol of the Bowery (Review)
    The Fabulous Forrest, by Montrose Moses
    1. The Fabulous Forrest by Montrose Moses
    The Saturday Review, May 24, 1930, pp. 1066-1067
  39. John Gilbert
    The Century Magazine, January 1888, pp. 378-384
  40. [+]
    The Last Tragedian of His Era (Review)
    Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth, 1833-1893, by Richard Lockridge
    1. Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth, 1833-1893 by Richard Lockridge
    The Saturday Review, October 22, 1932, p. 187
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    Lincoln's Slayer (Review)
    John Wilkes Booth, by Francis Wilson
    1. John Wilkes Booth by Francis Wilson
    The Saturday Review, March 30, 1929, p. 830
  42. Madame Modjeska
    The Century Magazine, November 1883, pp. 22-25
  43. [+]
    Mater Dei (Review)
    The Rib of the Man, by Charles Rann Kennedy
    1. The Rib of the Man by Charles Rann Kennedy
    The Nation, May 17, 1917, p. 608
  44. [+]
    A New Life of Ibsen (Review)
    Ibsen: The Master Builder, by A.E. Zucker
    1. Ibsen: The Master Builder by A.E. Zucker
    The Saturday Review, March 8, 1930, p. 794
  45. The Reasoning Faculty in Dogs
    Scribners, October 1926, pp. 415-419
  46. Sixty Years of the Theater (1916)
    An Old Critic's Memories
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  47. [+]
    The Theatre in Epitome (Review)
    Broome Stages, by Clemence Dane
    1. Broome Stages by Clemence Dane
    The Saturday Review, October 24, 1931, p. 227
  48. Theatrical Decadence
    The Nation, February 14, 1918, p. 190
  49. [+]
    Theories of the Theatre (Review)
    Papers on Playmaking,
    1. Papers on Playmaking
    The Nation, October 18, 1917, p. 438
  50. [+]
    Thespians of the Past (Review)
    Mad Folk of the Theatre, by Otis Skinner
    1. Mad Folk of the Theatre by Otis Skinner
    The Saturday Review, May 5, 1928, p. 842
  51. [+]
    Weberfield (Review)
    Weber and Fields, by Felix Isman
    1. Weber and Fields by Felix Isman
    The Saturday Review, February 14, 1925, p. 524
  52. [+]
    Yesterday in the Theatre (Review)
    Myself and Others, by Jessie Millward
    1. Myself and Others by Jessie Millward
    The Saturday Review, June 27, 1925, p. 855
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