New York: Printed for the Dramatic Museum of Columbia University, 1916. Octavo. Item #029011
In five volumes. Professor Thorndike writes an elaborate preface to Kipling's understanding of the Tempest using both Malone and Douce as sources. I. How Shakspere came to write the "Tempest," by R. Kipling.--II. How to write a play; letters from Augier, Banville [and others] tr. by D. Miles.--III. A stage play, by Sir William S. Gilbert.--IV. A theory of the theater, by F. Sarcey.--V.A catalog of models and of stage-sets in the Dramatic museum of Columbia university. Though not credited, the last work was by Louise Burleigh. Together these five important essays show how intense the study of theatre was in New York just before America's entry into World War I. A valuable set for the serious study of American theatre. Ex-library copies with the usual markings, bound into paper covered boards, paper labels lettered in black, wear-through on a couple of spines. A good working set.