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ERIC Number: ED034800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 7
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Modern Criticism and the Closet Drama Approach.
Nardin, James T.
College English, v26 n8 p591-597 May 1965
Modern drama criticism is rebuked for taking the "closet drama approach" which reduces the theater to yet another type of philosophical and content-oriented literary genre. Group participation and discussion are suggested as means by which the student is encouraged to stage an imaginary performance leading to intelligibility and appreciation of the theatrical nature of drama. Special problems encountered by students in reading the drama are examined. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Note: Paper read at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 1964