to formulate the famous writing style of Edgar Allan Poe. His dark tales such as "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" are horrific, and his poems such as "Alone" and "The Raven" show evidence that his life experiences influenced their dreariness. Poe's story plots and his own life are undeniably related and this relationship is intricately defined in many of his works. Poe lived in poverty all of his life, never seeing enough money from his writings to allow him to live comfortably
therefore, it could not be considered a medium through which to comment on the social situation of the society. However, across the Atlantic, Henrik Ibsen was steadily bringing realist drama to prominence and simultaneously achieving critical acclaim. At home, James A. Herne débuted his radical play, Margaret Fleming, but achieved little success. However, it did draw both positive and negative criticism. Such a varied reaction to such a controversial play at such a pivotal time must have a profound effect
he considered to be one of the most important experiences of his musical life. When he was 13 years old his musical and lifestyle model was Keith Moon, he liked him so much that his first instrument was a drum kit. The Beatles, Stones, Who, Slade, Sweet and T. Rex were his first important musical influences. Alice Cooper was another important influence on Joey, not for his vocal qualities, but for his very theatrical approach to music.