Plain Talk About the Theater
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This book contains two works, “Plain Talk About the Theater” and “Plainer Talk About the Theater.” We do not know when (or even whether) they were spoken before an audience. The titles, however, suggest that they were intended for oral delivery, as does this passage from the first work: “It would be easily possible to declaim, in a denunciatory way, and to fill the hour with a great zeal and vehemence of talk about the dreadfulness of the influence of dramatic performance. But I invite you, rather, to a test with me of the worth of the stage in the light of history, of reason, of Christian morals and of common sense” (p. 7). It is on the basis of this description that these pieces are included in the Library.
F. H. Revell
Appalachia, Pennsylvania, Herrick Johnson, Presbyterian Church, Sermons
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Johnson, Herrick, "Plain Talk About the Theater" (1882). Johnson, Herrick, 1832-1913. 9.