Brander Matthews | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Brander Matthews.
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SOURCE: "Dramatic Art and Craft," in By Way of Introduction, E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1929, pp. 62-8.

In the following review Milne addresses the criticism of George Jean Nathan and Matthews, dismissing the ideas of the former.

Mr. George Jean Nathan comes from the "Mother, look at George!" school of criticism, and is now enjoying a post-graduate course of "Oh, Mr. Nathan, you do say things!" As a professional dramatic critic he has been saying things for years, and this book is a collection of his best bits. Evidently he is a person of some consequence in America just now. "Much is made of the fact that I often leave the theatre in the middle of the second act of a play," he tells us. Under this stimulus he writes (and who would not?) with a buoyant swagger which is delightful, but which may lose some of...

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