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SHAKESPEARE AND THE MODERN STAGE
I. The Perils of the Spectacular Method of Production
II. The Need for Simplifying Scenic Appliances.
III. Consequences of Simplification. The Attitude of the
V. The Experiment of Samuel Phelps
VI. The Rightful Supremacy of the Actor
VII. The Example of the French and German Stage
VIII. Shakespeare's Reliance on the "Imaginary Forces
IX. The Patriotic Argument for the Production of
SHAKESPEARE AND THE ELIZABETHAN PLAYGOER
I. An Imaginary Discovery of Shakespeare's Journal.
II. Shakespeare in the Rôle of the Ghost on the First
SHAKESPEARE AND THE ELIZABETHAN PLAYGOER-continued
IV. At Court in 1594
V. The Theatre an Innovation in Elizabethan England
VIII. The Fitness of the Audience an Essential Element
SHAKESPEARE IN ORAL TRADITION
I. The Reception of the News of Shakespeare's Death
II. The Evolution in England of Formal Biography
III. Oral Tradition concerning Shakespeare in Theatri-
IV. The Testimonies of Seventeenth-century Actors
V. Sir William D'Avenant's Devotion to Shakespeare's
VI. Early Oral Tradition at Stratford-on-Avon
VII. Shakespeare's Fame among Seventeenth-century
VIII. Nicholas Rowe's Place among Shakespeare's Biog-
raphers. The Present State of Knowledge re-
PEPYS AND SHAKESPEARE
I. Pepys the Microcosm of the Average Playgoer
III. Pepys's Enthusiasm for the Later Elizabethan
IV. Pepys's Criticism of Shakespeare. His Admiration
of Betterton in Shakespearean Rôles
V. The Garbled Versions of Shakespeare on the Stage
VI. The Saving Grace of the Restoration Theatre.
Betterton's Masterly Interpretation of Shake-
MR BENSON AND SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA
I. A Return to the Ancient Ways.
II. The Advantages of a Constant Change of Pro-
gramme. The Opportunities offered Actors by
Shakespeare's Minor Characters. John of Gaunt
III. The Benefit of Performing the Play of Hamlet with-
I. The True Aim of the Municipal Theatre .
II. Private Theatrical Enterprise and Literary Drama.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Actor-
Manager System. The Control of the Capitalist .
III. Possibilities of the Artistic Improvement of Theat-
rical Organisation in England.
IV. Indications of a Demand for a Municipal Theatre
V. The Teaching of Foreign Experience. The Exam-
ASPECTS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PHILOSOPHY
I. The Conflicting Attitudes of Bacon and Shakespeare
III. His lofty Conception of Public Virtue. Frequency
of his Denunciation of Royal "Ceremony
IV. The Duty of Obedience to Authority.
ASPECTS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PHILOSOPHY-Continued
VI. Shakespeare's Insistence on the Freedom of the
VII. His Humour and Optimism
SHAKESPEARE AND PATRIOTISM
I. The Natural Instinct of Patriotism. Dangers of
II. An Attempt to Co-ordinate Shakespeare's Detached
Illustrations of the Working of Patriotic Senti-
ment. His Ridicule of Bellicose Ecstasy. Corio-
lanus illustrates the Danger of Disavowing Patri-
III. Criticism of One's Fellow-countrymen Consistent
with Patriotism. Shakespeare on the Political
History of England. The Country's Dependence
on the Command of the Sea. The Respect due
to a Nation's Traditions and Experience
IV. Shakespeare's Exposure of Social Foibles and Errors
V. Relevance of Shakespeare's Doctrine of Patriotism
A PERIL OF SHAKESPEAREAN RESEARCH
I. An Alleged Meeting of Peele, Ben Jonson, Alleyn,
III. Popular Acceptance of the Forgery. Its Unchal-
lenged Circulation through the Eighteenth, Nine-
I. Amicable Literary Relations between France and
England from the Fourteenth to the Present
II. M. Jusserand on Shakespeare in France. French
Knowledge of English Literature in Shake-
speare's day. Shakespeare in Eighteenth-cen-
III. French Misapprehensions of Shakespeare's Tragic
Conceptions. Causes of the Misunderstanding.
IV. Charles Nodier's Sympathetic Tribute. The Rarity
THE COMMEMORATION OF SHAKESPEARE IN LONDON
I. Early Proposals for a National Memorial of Shake-
II. The Cenotaph in Westminster Abbey
III. The Failure of the Nineteenth-century Schemes
IV. The National Memorial at Stratford-on-Avon .
V. Shakespeare's Association with London.
VI. The Value of a London Memorial as a Symbol of
VII. The Real Significance of Milton's Warning against
a Monumental Commemoration of Shakespeare .
VIII. The Undesirability of making the Memorial serve
IX. The Present State of the Plastic Art. The Im-
perative Need of securing a Supreme Work of