28 APRIL 1917, Page 21

The Scots Stage. By Robb Lawson. (Paisley : Alex. Gardner.

5s. net.) —A short and popularly written history of the drama in Scotland from the days of the Mystery and Morality plays. The book contains a number of interesting anecdotes, but the record is mainly one of the struggle between Church and Stage, a struggle more bitter and more prolonged in Scotland even than that in England. Mr. Lawson does not bring his history beyond the date oi the beginning of the big touring companies, which is quite a wise decision. We think, however, he might have spared a word for the efforts of the Glasgow Repertory Theatre, which, as we under- stand, was founded partly to encourage native. talent. Such an enterprise surely comes well within the scope of his book.