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PROPAGANDA DRAMA

BRIEUX PLAYJN LONDON. "HORRORS OF-SYPHILIS." (Per Press Associatfon—Copyright.) . I ;" LONDON, February 17. ,'A translation of vEugene Brieux's ."Les Avaries," a drataa written to expose the horrors of syphilis, has been produced in a series"of afternoon performances' at the Little Theatre.

Eugene Brieux is.,one of the most prominent of the mbejern French dramatists., The majority of his dramatic Avorks are propagandist, a.nd are sometimes condemned on that score, but both in Britain and in America he has become recognised as a force. Brieux has set out to use the stage as a pulpit from which to preach social reform. Only a few of his plays have been translated into English so far; "Damaged Goods," .dealing with the social evil exposed in "Les Avaries" ; ' 'Maternity,'" a drama tirging that the poverty of. Parisian' workmen encouraged abortion; "The Daughters of Monsieur .Dupont," an indictment of the French dowery system; "Woman on Her Own," a picture of the modern feminist movement; and "False Gods," dealing with religious hypocrisy.

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PROPAGANDA DRAMA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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PROPAGANDA DRAMA Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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