Frank Wadleigh Chandler (essay date 1916)
SOURCE: Chandler, Frank Wadleigh. “Family Studies.” In Aspects of Modern Drama, pp. 210-22. New York: Macmillan, 1916.
[In the following essay, Chandler compares marital relationships in plays by Bjornson, Mirbeau and Barker to Becque's The Vultures (translated by Chandler as The Ravens).]
I. The family study an outgrowth of the domestic drama. The family in relation to commercialism, as exhibited by Björnson, Becque, Mirbeau, and Barker: Björnson's A Bankruptcy, a family which has forfeited the higher values of life growing regenerate through a business failure; Becque's The Ravens, a widow and her children becoming the prey of her...
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