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The Ghost Breaker A Melodramatic Farce in Four Acts   By: (1879-1951)

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SAMUEL FRENCH, 25 West 45th St., New York


Two minor typos were corrected and a Table of Contents and List of Illustrations have been added.


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Cast List p. 3 ACT I p. 5 ACT II p. 19 ACT III p. 39 ACT IV p. 56 Stage Manager's Plot p. 70 Carpenter's Plot p. 71 Property Plot p. 72 Electrician's Plot p. 73


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Plate based on Act I p. 17 Plate based on Act II p. 24 Plate based on Act III p. 48 Plate based on Act IV p. 56


The glad play, by Catherine Chisholm Cushing, after the novel by Eleanor H. Porter. 5 males, 6 females. 2 interiors. Costumes, modern. Plays 2 1/4 hours. An orphan girl is thrust into the home of a maiden aunt. In spite of the trials that beset her, she manages to find something to be glad about, and brings light into sunless lives. Finally Pollyanna straightens out the love affairs of her elders, and finds happiness for herself in Jimmy. "Pollyanna" gives a better appreciation of people and the world. It reflects the humor and humanity that gave the story such wonderful popularity among young and old.

Produced in New York, and for two seasons on tour. Royalty, $25.00. Price, 75 cents.

Martha By the Day

An optimistic comedy in 3 acts, by Julie M. Lippmann, author of the "Martha" stories. 5 males. 5 females. 3 interiors. Costumes, modern. Plays 2 1/2 hours.

Full of quaint humor, old fashioned, homely sentiment, the kind that people who see the play will recall and chuckle over tomorrow and the next day.

Miss Lippmann has herself adapted her successful book for the stage and has selected from her novel the most telling incidents, infectious comedy and homely sentiment for the play, and the result is thoroughly delightful. Royalty, $25. Price, 60 cents.


A comedy of youth, in 4 acts, by Booth Tarkington. 8 males, 6 females. 1 exterior. 2 interiors. Costumes, modern. Plays 2 1/2 hours.

It is the tragedy of William Sylvanus Baxter that he has ceased to be sixteen and is not yet eighteen. Seventeen is not an age, it is a disease.

In his heart William knows all the tortures and delights of love. But he is still sent by his mother on errands of the most humiliating sort and depends on his father for every nickel, the use of which he must justify before he gets it.

"Silly" Bill fell in love with Lola, the "Baby Talk Lady," a vapid little flirt. To woo her in a manner worthy of himself (and of her) he steals his father's evening clothes. When his wooings become a nuisance to the neighborhood, his mother steals them back, and has them let out to fit the middle aged form of her husband, thereby keeping William at home.

But when it comes to the "Baby Talk Lady's" good bye dance, not to be present was unendurable. Now William again gets the dress suit, and how he wears it at the party, and Genesis discloses the fact that the proud garment is in reality his father's makes up the story of the play.

"Seventeen" is a work of exquisite human sympathy and delicious humor. Royalty, $25.00. Price. 75 cents.

SAMUEL FRENCH. 25 West 45th Street, New York City

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The Ghost Breaker




Copyright, 1909, by Charles W... Continue reading book >>

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