Excerpt from Smith College Theatre Workshop Plays: An Anthology, (1918-1921) It is t because we consider the ten plays in this volume to be valuable works of art or contributions to the American Drama that we venture to publish them. Compared with the parallel volumes Plays of the 47 Workshop-published at Harvard, they are more than tentative preliminary sketches, creditable to the under graduates who wrote them, interesting to friends of Smith College and the Workshop idea, but without much claim on the attention of readers or producing groups elsewhere. Nearly all of them have indeed been put to the test of performance before a selected, critical audience, in the Smith College Theatre Workshop, - but for reasons presently to be set forth, the test in every case was inconclusive. Hence the real object of this publication is to make it possible for the Workshop to provide a genuine test to the plays of future students: these first-fruits are a sacrifice toward greater things to come. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.