Winter 1946 • Vol. VIII No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1946 |

Short Notice: The Use of the Drama

The Use Of The Drama by Harley Granzville-Barker. Princeton. $1.50. This work consists of lectures delivered by Granville-Barker at Princeton, as part of the Spencer Trask Series. It is in three parts, the first a sketch of the history of the patronage and cultivation of the arts in England, the second a discussion of the place of drama in college education, and the third a plea for the establishment of a real English-speaking theatre, comparable to the Comédie Française or the Moscow Art Theatre. In "Drama in Education" Mr. Granville-Barker is concerned to show that the study of drama could be "educative." Drama has the values of other forms of literature, and in addition certain values of its own. Its dialogue form lends itself naturally to class study and discussion, to a kind of parliamentary enquiry under the guidance of the dramatist. The content of good drama is not only of historic and social interest, but of ethical and metaphysical interest as well. It need not,

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