Table of Contents:
  • Prefatory note.
  • The dramatic critic as pariah.
  • Shakespeare.
  • Henrik Ibsen.
  • Alexander the greatest.
  • Dumas fils.
  • Sardou.
  • Alphonse Daudet.
  • Jules Lemaítre.
  • W.E. Henley and R.L. Stevenson.
  • Henrik Arthur Jones.
  • Terence, Labiche, and Sydney Grundy.
  • A.W. Pinero.
  • Robert Buchanan.
  • J.K. Jerome.
  • Aritificial comedy.
  • The old melodrama.
  • The new melodrama.
  • Burlesque.
  • Pierrotics.
  • The Orpheus legend.
  • The histrionic temperament.
  • Sarah Bernhardt.
  • C�eline Chaumont.
  • Coquelin a�in�e.
  • Henry Irving.