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ERIC Number: ED127645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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An Experimental Study of Sex as a Factor Influencing Audience Evaluation of Performer Effectiveness and Audience Comprehension of Performance for Selected Dramatic Monologues.
Gamble, Teri Kwal
This study investigated the effect of the sex of an oral interpreter and the sex of the dramatic character portrayed on audience evaluation of performer effectiveness and audience comprehension of the passage presented. Two interpreters, one male and one female, each performed six monologues, three of which were feminine and three of which were masculine in nature. The audience consisted of 275 undergraduate members of a communication arts and sciences class at Queens College in New York City. Each of 12 randomly selected groups drawn from this audience pool viewed one videotaped interpretation of a dramatic monologue. Analysis of data revealed that a significant interaction effect existed between sex of interpreter and sex of dramatic character depicted, with regard to subject ratings of performer effectiveness. Similarly, audience comprehension of the passages varied on the basis of the sex of the dramatic character portrayed. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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