An impressionable young man working for a newspaper is appointed as drama critic despite him never having seen a play before. He starts to take on the exaggerated mannerisms of the actors upon the stage. The story reveals the absurdity and histrionics of stage mannerisms compared with everyday behavior.
Used availability for H G Wells's The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic
July 2019 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic
Author(s): H G Wells