Automated Theatre: Theatrical Futures from the Recent Past

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Bierman, James H. "Automated Theatre: Theatrical Futures from the Recent Past." JPC 18.2 (Fall 1984): 171-83.

Covers robots and various environments in high-tech amusement parks, selected comic books (Jack Kirby's Kamandi in the D.C. series, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Marvel Comics [April 1977]), films, and theatrical productions from Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi in its Paris premiere in 1896 (where "the dialogue was delivered by actors . . . costumed to resemble enormous dolls") and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Automata (Paris, 1909) to "such Disney robot dramas as the G.E. Carousel of Progress" (quoting 180-81). See below, JHB's "Robot Dramas." See under Background, 12-E: Disaster Transport.