• Drama,  Novels

    Phantom, a novel (1922) PDF by Gerhart Hauptmann (Translated to English)

    Phantom, a novel  (1923) by  Gerhart Hauptmann (Translated to English) by  Bayard Quincy Morgan,  the novel was adapted into a movie with the same name Lorenz, is a clerk in a minor government office, an aspiring poet, and a member of a family headed by a worrisome mother who has a tense relationship with a daughter, Melanie, whom the mother believes works as a prostitute.  One day, while Lorenz is walking to work, a woman driving two white horses hits him in the road, knocking him to the ground. Physically, he is unharmed, but from that point forward, the woman in the carriage (named Veronika) consumes his every thought. His…

  • Acting,  Actors,  Arts,  Drama,  Teach yourself

    How to get on the stage and how to succeed there PDF book by Leopold Wagner

    How to get on the stage and how to succeed there. Free PDF book by Leopold Wagner ( 1899) Excerpt :YEARS have sped along since ‘The Stage with the Curtain Raised ‘ was first issued to the public. That little book was received with the utmost favor by the press and the leading lights of the theatrical profession; it has now for some time been out of print. In the present work the same subject is treated much more exhaustively, and, it is hoped, to a much better purpose. Dramatic aspirants and talented amateurs desirous of becoming real actors and actresses are daily on the increase, but for lack of…

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    Theory and technique of playwriting PDF book by John Howard Lawson

    Download Theory and technique of playwriting PDF book by John Howard Lawson (1960) Excerpt: The Changing Years  THIS study of dramatic theory and technique was first published in 1936, in the midst of the social and theatrical upheaval that Harold Clurman calls “The Fervent Years.” Today, the arts display less fervor and far less interest in “social significance.” The transition is dramatic thought from Waiting for Lefty to Waiting for Godot is almost as sweeping as the changes that have taken place among the world’s peoples and powers.  There are those who regard the culture of the thirties as dead and best forgotten. The question need not be debated here —…