Indianapolis News, 8/18/1915, p. 14
Dramatic Museum Prepares Four Papers on Acting i ROFESSOR .BRANDER MAT - THE WS and ; the committee in charge of the dramatic museum of Columbia - university are Issuing Issuing each autumn In limited edi P tions several series of documents dealing with the theory and the practice of the art of the theater, reprints of Inaccessible essays and addresses, translations from foreign tongues, and original papers. The first' series, on playmaking.v was published published last fall, while the second, on acting, acting, will be ready for distribution next month, jrhe four volumes in the series will be as follows: - 1. "The Illusion of the First Time In Acting." Acting." by William Gillette, with an introduction by - George ArUss. :'.'' 2. "Art and the Actori" by Constant Coque - lln; translated by Abby Langdon Alger, with an Introduction by Henry James. S. "Mrs. Slddons as Lady Macbeth . and Queen. Katberlne," by - H. C. Kleemlng Jan - kin, with an introduction by .Brander Matthews. Matthews. A i 4. "Reflexions on Acting," by Talma, with an introduction by Sir Henry Irving and a review review by it. C. Fleemlng Jenkln. As in the first series, the several volumes volumes will be uniform with each other. The edition Is strictly limited to 333 copies of which thirty - three are reserved for the author, editor or translator and 300 are available for subscribers. The volumes are not sold separately and the subscription price for the four, payable in advance, is $5. Orders may be 'sent to Brander Matthews. 337 West Eighty - seventh street. New York. . A very few sets of the first series remain remain unsubscribed for. The four volumes of that series consisted of: - 1 ''The New Art of Making Plays." by Lope de Vea: translated by William Tenney Brews ter, with an Introduction and notes by Brander Matthews. 2. "'The Autobiography of a Play," by Bronson Howard, wltn. an Introduction by Augustus Augustus Thomas. 3. "The .Law of the Theater." by Ferdinand Rrunetlere: translated by Philip M. Hayden. with an Introduction by Henry Arthur Jones. 4. ' "Robert Louis Stevenson as a Dramatist." Dramatist." bv fir Arthur Wing Plnero; with an Introduction Introduction and a bibliographical appendix by "Clayton Hamilton. i - A third series is In preparation to be Issued in the fall of 1916. It will contain the following four papers on playmak - ir.g: 1. "A 'Stage Play." by Sir William Schenck Gilbert. . with Archer. an introduction by William 2. "Discussions of the Drama," by Carlo Goldonl, selected, traimlated and introduced by Hot - art C Chatfleld - Taylor. . - 3. "Theatrical - Table - Talk." by J. W. von Goethe, selected, translated and introduced by William W. Lawrence. 4. "How Plays are Written." by Abraham Dreyfus: translated by H. H. Hughes, with an introduction by Brandei; Matthews. Mignon McGibeny Wins ! Part in "Nobody Home" FTER less than two weeks on Broadway, a street ' almost as populous with unemployed actors as last fall. Mignon McGibeny, of this city, has won an Important part in the musical play, "Nobody Home," which' had a long and successful run at the Princess theater. New York, last spring and summer. After rehearsing rehearsing her songs with the composer of the piece, Jerome Kern, she will go to Boston, Boston, where the company Is playing at present, , and take her place next week In the cast - On reaching New fork early this month. Miss McGibeny was directed to Chamberlain Chamberlain Brown by the manager who gave her her first part two years ago, Philip Bartholomae. Mr. Brown, who is associated associated with F. Ray Cortstock, said he had been looking for her, having remembered remembered her first work two years ago In Boston. Mr. Comstock placed her Immediately Immediately In the cast of "Nobody Home," with which Adele Rowland and Lawrence Grossmtth have been associated since the piece opened. , - . . Later m the season when "Nobody Home" has completed lta engagements in Boston. . Philadelphia and . Chicago. Miss McGibeny will receive a part in a new production under the : direction of Mr. Comstock and Elizabeth Marbury. Jerome Kern, who is composing 4he music for the new piece, also will write a part Into the score especially for Miss Glbeny. A Load Off His Heart John Drew tells the following story of an actor now playing in England: "He Is qulto a practical joker," says Drew, "and his friends frequently try to get back at him. usually without success.