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"I consider college dramatics as one of the most important contributions which America is making to the theatre," declared Mrs. Edith J. R. Isaacs, editor of the Theatre Arts Monthly, to a CRIMSON reporter yesterday. "The reason for this is that college dramatics put back the thought of the theatre as an art into the years when the mind and spirit are plastic and most open to artistic suggestion."

"Looking over the field of the younger men now working creatively in theatre," continued Mrs. Isaacs, "it is already easy to see how large an effect college dramatics are going to have on the profession during the next generation."

On being asked whether she felt that there were any outstanding dramatists among contemporary writers, Mrs. Isaacs replied: "Modern drama is more important for its experiment than for its actual achievement. There seems to be no monumental figure in drama today.

"There is no one like Aeschylus or Goethe or Shakespere, but there are more fine minds and fine spirits working in the arts of the theatre than there have been in many generations, and there is every hope ahead."

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