Lessons in Drama: Detective Fiction and the Interactive Audience
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Teacher's Bibliography (Annotated)
Corrigan, Robert "Theater in Search of a Fix", Corrigan, Robert W. ed. Theatre In the Twentieth Century New York Grove Press, 1963
An essay which addresses the need for playwrights to "fix" the problems of the theater by revitalizing the language in it, thereby making the texts more theatrical than literary in their content.
Hoffman, Theodore "An Audience of Critics and the Lost Art of Seeing Plays", Corrigan, Robert W. ed. Theatre in the Twentieth Century New York Grove Press, 1963
An essay which describes how modern audiences have changed the way they see plays, and have become more critical of works.
Kennedy, Emmet ed. Theatre, Opera and Audiences in Revolutionary Paris: Analysis and Repertory, Westport, Greenwood Press, 1996
A book which gives details about audiences during the late 18th century Paris.
Matthews, Fred "The New Psychology and American Drama" Heller and Rudnick Ed., 1915, The Cultural Movement, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1991
A fascinating essay describing the Modern Era and it's acceptance of psychological works by new playwrights.
Miller, Arthur "The Playwright and the Atomic World", Corrigan, Robert W. Ed. Theatre in the Twentieth Century New York Grove Press, 1963
The famous playwright describes how a new American Drama has been born, and differentiates between Europe and the USA. His remarks deal with 1950's audiences and their hunger for commercialism and profitability in an atomic age.
Schlossberg, Edwin Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-first Century, New York, Ballantine Publishing Group, 1998
A fascinating book which studies the role of the audience in popular culture. It emphasizes the need to understand past audiences and culture in order to look forward to the future century.
School, DJ "The Case of the Dentist's Patient", Two-Minute Mysteries Forum: a journal for the teacher of English outside the United States Washington, D.C. United States Information Agency : Supt. of Docs., U.S. GPO, distributor, 1982