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the recurring humility and defeat at bid side-show curiosity, a desire to
the end of each play There is, in- "have it on" the herd, or a true love
deed, a grip or swing of the metrical of Drama per se, it is difficult to say
poetry that can -only be proven by act t
ual reading. But the conclusion is!- than likely a little of each.
always the same: why are these fierce, I Whatever their motive the fact re-
dynamic plays refused a hearing- on mains that New Yorkers are being
the stage, since they are so perfectly given and are taking advantage of an
proportioned for the theatre? The opportunity to see Acting comme ii
dilemma, of course, is the same that aut. One critic who entered the temple
surrounds Gordon Craig. While Craig's scoffing has this to say: "The land-
imagination, as George Jean Nathan scape is a little sombre. Laughter
puts it, is still patiently waiting for and Love have fled; Youth whose very
the modern dramatist to catch up with sorrows are triumphant is no more.
it, so Gordon Bottomley is waiting for A draped statue, severely beautiful,
a director with wide enough vision to restrainedly melancholy, stands near
realize his worth. He will come; there a pool. Bronzed leaves cover the sur-
is no zestion <i t lat;he will come to face of the water. Against the base
satisfy both geniuses, hut it is ridcu- of the statue leans a figure in smiple
los that they mu-tt its ,on, o
=s tat s it<cgfordrapery of blue. It is Eleanora Duse.
his advent. The sadness, the irrevocableness, the
tragic beauty of life are written on
DUSE her forehead, expressed in her po-
tiY r:r<, from Page f-net ture. She demands nothing, yearns
prc a hrater w . not lb- for nothing, hopes for nothing. She
ceo, L'An:-r;:=o,. or Vsga,-yet notk possesses beauty. She possesses a
ing is rost ro. Ihe start i l y plas- sovereign sadness. It is her ultimate
ible but unex: sted inteoeteion .1 gift."
Dsehas iee~ tcused --petbaps "We woak in the dark-we do what
rigbteouly - of.-shiraing emotonal we can-we give vashat we have. Our
issues. It is said that she never, does d tft is our passion, and our passion
anything Clumsy or inept, but that is ur task. The rest is the madness
she can be found. doing things of the of art."
least consequence with a perfection -from "The Middle Years"
of accomplishment. To the admirers by Dencombe.
of Beinhardt this is probably the ulti-
mate sin. Bernhardt snatclied every "He who bath lived and living, thinks
emotional opportunity, drained it om- Must e'en despise his kind at last;
pletely and called for more. There He who ath suffered ofttimes shrinks
is no doubt that Bernhardt was in- From shades of the relentless past.
dined to overdo the issues. Of the No fond illusions live to soothe
two evils that of Duse seems to be But memory like a serpent's tooth
preferable in the light of the trend of With late repentence gnaws -and stings.
modern drama. Bernhardt was pre-
diminantly Romantic-Duse is serene-
ly Stoic. In La Dame Canmelias Bern- Happy who quit life's banquet seat
hardt's Marguerite falls prostrate Before the dregs they shall divine
from the embrace of Armand, the Mar- Of the cup brimming o'er with wine-
guerite of Duse dies in bed. Therein But who abandon it- as I
lies- the essential difference...... .............. suddenly."
Whether the popularity of Duse in . from "Eugene Oneguine"
America can be attributed to a mor- by Alexander Pus ikin.
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