The comic look at the curious habits and customs of the inhabitants of Stage Land. Dedicated to that highly respectable but unnecessarily retiring individual, of whom we hear so much but see so little, the earnest student of drama. A series of short satirical essays on the conventions and cliches of theater. The stage hero heroine villain adventuress lawyer etc. I enjoyed this a lot particularly some bits about what passes for stage law e. g. , That whoever finds the will gets to inherit and his observations about how the stage hero always manages to knock out three or more villains with a single punch all for the glory of the most insipid stage heroine whose charms are never as evident as they seem to be to the stage hero.