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The Theater and Changing Audiences

Throughout history, books have played significant roles in public education for all classes. Theatrum Lyricum was an 18th century reference work created for aristocratic adolescents interested in composing Latin theatrical lyrics. Ford’s play is a volume from Harper’s Family Library, which published affordable textbooks to school districts to acquire a well-balanced selection of reading. The publications of a generation not only reflect the audience and their preferences during that era, but also reshape the education of the future generations. What do the publications of our generation say about us, and how will they impact our children?