The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater

The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater

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In a first of its kind collection, The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater offers a riveting array of perspectives, approaches, and dialogues exploring the intersections between theater as text, theater as performance, and theater as pedagogy. The essays in this book advance the idea that in their interactive qualities, both teaching and theater have profoundly political and social dimensions. Scholars and teachers from a variety of backgrounds present in this volume an intentionally improvisational and fluid examination meant to offer a model of how to discuss and engage in the practice of theater and teaching, ultimately interweaving the two. The Theater of Teaching will be equally useful to teachers, students, and practitioners of theater.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739110330
  • 9780739110331

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In the course of my twenty-year career in academe I have rarely come across a collection of essays so various in approach and configuration, and yet so unified in spirit, so equal in their devotion to the subject of Theater. Whether they deal with theater as literature, they are interested in theater as performance, or they approach it from the pedagogical standpoint, and whether they discuss dramatic theory or address instead the practices of drama, all the contributors to this volume believe, quite firmly and passionately, in the teaching value, indeed in the life-changing power of Theater. Their articles illustrate the ways in which they avail themselves of that power in their work, to make a difference in the classroom and/or on the stage... -- Francesca Savoia In the course of my twenty-year career in academe I have rarely come across a collection of essays so various in approach and configuration, and yet so unified in spirit, so equal in their devotion to the subject of Theater. Whether they deal with theater as literature, they are interested in theater as performance, or they approach it from the pedagogical standpoint, and whether they discuss dramatic theory or address instead the practices of drama, all the contributors to this volume believe, quite firmly and passionately, in the teaching value, indeed in the life-changing power of Theater. Their articles illustrate the ways in which they avail themselves of that power in their work, to make a difference in the classroom and/or on the stage. -- Francesca Savoiashow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 What We Teach When We Teach Drama: Current Drama Pedagogy in American Colleges and Universities Chapter 4 A Workshop on the Re-Creative Approach to Performing and Teaching Theater: The Example of Jarry's King Ubu Les Essif Chapter 5 Ovid's Story of Rape and Revenge and Wertenbaker's The Love of the Nightingale Chapter 6 Duras's India Song: Broken Messenger Speech Chapter 7 Questions of Cultural Identity on the Contemporary Stage Chapter 8 When Humor Turns Uncanny: Kleist's Marionettes and Hoffmann's Mechanical Dolls Chapter 9 Toward a Model of Historical Staging Reconstruction of Spanish Golden Age Theater: Fabia in Lope de Vega's El caballero de Olmedo Chapter 10 Performance Options and Pedagogy: Titus Andronicus Chapter 11 Vichy France on Stage: The Polemic Use of Ancient Myths and Classic Tragedy Chapter 12 A Dramaturg Re-enters the Academy Chapter 13 A Griot in America's Dairyland: Experiments in African Theater with American University Students Chapter 14 The Teaching Theater: Liberal Arts in Action Chapter 15 The Grandparents Project: From Storytelling to Playwriting Chapter 16 Shenandoah Shakespeare and the Building of the Third Blackfriars Playhouse Chapter 17 Isabella's Trick or What a Sixteenth-Century Comedienne Can Teach Us Todayshow more

About Domnica Radulescu

Domnica Radulescu is Professor of French and Italian Literatures at Washington and Lee University. Maria Stadter Fox earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.show more

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