ERIC Number: ED202059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Application of a Methodology for Criticism of Television to "The Stranger": An Episode of "Little House on the Prairie."
Using a critical approach to television viewing that considers the literary and rhetorical impact of the program examined, this paper analyzes an episode of the family television drama, "Little House on the Prairie." The paper examines the episode's plot, characters, themes, production techniques, sound elements, tone, method of story development, and dramatic strategies, as well as the implied audience and implied author. The paper then analyzes the actual audience for the episode, the issues it presents, and its historical context. The final section of the paper offers a critical commentary on the episode. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Little House on the Prairie; Plot (Fiction); Television Criticism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (San Jose, CA, February 14-18, 1981). For related document see CS 503 363.