By W. B. Worthen
How are audiences manipulated? What makes drama significant? Worthen identifies 3 rhetorical recommendations that distinguish an O'Neill play from a Yeats, or those from a Brecht. the place realistic theater is determined by the "natural" features of the degree scene, poetic theater makes use of the poet's note, the textual content, to regulate functionality. sleek political theater, in contrast, brazenly locations the viewers on the middle of its rhetorical designs, and the drama of the postwar interval is proven to increase more than a few post-Brechtian practices that make the viewers the topic of the play.
Worthen's booklet merits the eye of any literary critic or critical theatergoer attracted to the connection among smooth drama and the spectator.