That the University authorities made an error in judgment when they decided that dramatic teaching and training had no legitimate place in a college of liberal arts is the conclusion that must be drawn from today's announcements. Mr. Eddinger's magnificent scholarship is proof that training in this field of human artistry and endeavor can be organized in a similar manner to study in other brands of activity. A renaissance of American drama has long been heralded, and until the authorities acted otherwise, the prevalent opinion was that Harvard had a legitimate place as one of the leaders in that movement. With this present burst of interest in things dramatic it is becoming clear that that opinion was well founded. Commendable in themselves, these new activities and events will perform the greatest of services only if they convince those in power that there is a real liberal interest in dramatic literature and presentation, and that the omission of the old courses in such technique and study in the catalogue for next year should never again occur.
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