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FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM OF MARRIAGE REFLECTED IN DRAMATIC CLUB PLAY

REVIEWER PRAISES VIVIDNESS AND UNIQUENESS OF PRODUCTION

By Professor KIRSOPP Lake

"Catskill Dutch' presents a picture rather than a problem. It gives a very life-like representation of certain sides of life in a remote district where men and women live under the rule of the Bible interpreted by a strict and merciless consistory, with the spirit of Calvin in the atmosphere of America.

"The writer gives a marvellous picture of a camp-meeting, with enthusiasm passing into 'glossolalia' and hysteria. If not drawn from life, it is based on singularly good knowledge of religious psychology.

"The acting was admirable, and it would be invidious to distinguish.

"It is a picture not a problem; nevertheless it sets a question. However strange it may seem to us, the institution of marriage was based on the essential inferiority of women. It was a rational and intelligible basis, and on it marriage remained established. But now we have learnt that women are equal to men, can the came stability be secured?

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