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The immediate future of the legitimate theatre intimately dependent upon the press. Dealing with some popular misconceptions about the theatre. A slogan for the professional theatre, coined by Sir Henry Irving: "The theatre that does not pay is dead." Asking and responding to the question, "IS the theatre paying?" The need for cheaper seats. Comparing prices in Toronto with those in London, England. Bargain Matinees as incentives to attendance. Putting the London theatrical house in order. Four main things upon which the future of the theatre depends: the author, the playwright; the actors; the audience; the press. A brief discussion of each. The permanent outlook good, and why the speaker believes that to be so.