The John Craig Prize of $500 for an original play by a student of dramatic technique at Harvard or Radcliffe will not be awarded this year. The judges, John Craig, Professor G. P. Baker '87, and H. B. Stanton '00, were unanimous in their decision to withhold the award for the present year.
Chief among the reasons for this action is the fact that no manuscript has been submitted that nearly approaches the Craig Prize plays of the past in the combined qualities of interest and technique. The standard set by the three former plays is exceptionally high and it is against the wishes of the judges to choose a play which lacks the striking characteristics of the past productions which ran 10, 5, and 12 weeks respectively. The fact that the course in Dramatic Technique was given for but half of last year accounts, in part, for the poor yield of good plays.