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LETTERS IN CANADA: 1939 301 are West Sally and The Arm Norman Plummer. first is about a young frontier of unknown who triumphs over fire, snow, and bandithordes , and is as accomplished a as with the violin which been up with her infant self from a wreck. The second book neatly a standard narrative of adventure in of the R.C.M.P. with a of impersonation, in both and Finally) for the very youngest readers there is Titus the Toad Watson who his admirers new cause to marvel at his versatility. This is a fresh on the theme of Through the Looking-Glass; and the only critic of ate years whom I have found the book puns and . III. DRAMA W. S. MILNE received were In the first the year. is much less than and there are only two of published to be considered. For this one can blame the war. decision of the Dominion Drama Executive to actlvltles for 1939-40 has done the cause of the Canadian drama little This action is in marked contrast to that of the Drama ..............."" .......... which is, at the request of the government, trying to carry on as usuaL In Canada, most of the Festival committees have to hold some sort of local festival without and the hope seems to be that the D.D.F.'s place in the cultural life of our nation, at a time when spiritual values need to be stressed as· never will be next fall, and the of the Festival of the of published plays can be briefly dismissed. It is a in monotonous blank verse, full of trite similes, entitled and by Dakin. The other is a volume of nine one-act plays by Arthur Of the one, HAlexander Was was mentioned in a survey (1937). All the rest are glib, and .specializes in situation, rather I any of and, on the LETTERS IN CANADA: 1939 301 are West Sally and The Arm Norman Plummer. first is about a young frontier of unknown who triumphs over fire, snow, and bandithordes , and is as accomplished a as with the violin which been up with her infant self from a wreck. The second book neatly a standard narrative of adventure in of the R.C.M.P. with a of impersonation, in both and Finally) for the very youngest readers there is Titus the Toad Watson who his admirers new cause to marvel at his versatility. This is a fresh on the theme of Through the Looking-Glass; and the only critic of ate years whom I have found the book puns and . III. DRAMA W. S. MILNE received were In the first the year. is much less than and there are only two of published to be considered. For this one can blame the war. decision of the Dominion Drama Executive to actlvltles for 1939-40 has done the cause of the Canadian drama little This action is in marked contrast to that of the Drama ..............."" .......... which is, at the request of the government, trying to carry on as usuaL In Canada, most of the Festival committees have to hold some sort of local festival without and the hope seems to be that the D.D.F.'s place in the cultural life of our nation, at a time when spiritual values need to be stressed as· never will be next fall, and the of the Festival of the of published plays can be briefly dismissed. It is a in monotonous blank verse, full of trite similes, entitled and by Dakin. The other is a volume of nine one-act plays by Arthur Of the one, HAlexander Was was mentioned in a survey (1937). All the rest are glib, and .specializes in situation, rather I any of and, on the 302 THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY stage, there is little evidence of sincerity in their workmanship. Perhaps the best of them is the title play, "The Cleverest Woman in the 'World," a straightforward crook melodrama, with a clever twist to the ending. Two periodicals published one-act plays, the Curtain Call, and, surprisingly enough, The Canadian Red Cross 'Junior. In the latter, Winnifred Kerr and Doris...

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ISSN
1712-5278
Print ISSN
0042-0247
Pages
pp. 301-307
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-01
Open Access
No
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