Creative Drama in the Classroom and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0801330734
ISBN-13: 9780801330735
Edition: 7th 2000
Authors: Nellie McCaslin
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Book details

List price: $93.40
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Foreword Shifra Schonmann
Preface
Creative Drama in the Classroom
Creative Drama: An Art, a Socializing Activity, and a Way of Learning
Educational Objectives
Definitions
Values in Creative Playing
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Imagination Is the Beginning
Imagination
Concentration
Organization
Creativity
Beginning Exercises for Imagination
Self-Expression
Communication
Discipline
Problems in Creative Playing
Evaluating Children's Responses
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Play
A Historical Overview of Play
Some Theories of Play
Ritual
Speech Play
The Benefits of Play
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Movement, Rhythms, and Dance
Children and Movement
From Rhythms to Dramatic Play
Telling Stories in Movement
"The Legend of the Shooting Star"
"Anansi and His Six Sons"
"The Bat's Choice"
"The Turnip"
"The Dancing Tea Kettle"
"The Full Moon Festival"
From "Tyl Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Pantomime: The Next Step
Classroom Environment
Imagination
Concentration
Sense Images
Performing an Activity
Mood and Feelings
Characterization
Pantomime Suggested by Other Means
Starting Places
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Improvisation: Characters Move and Speak
Simple Improvisations Based on Situations
Improvisations Suggested by Objects
Improvisations from Costumes
Improvisations from Characters
Improvisations from Clues
Biography
Improvisations for Two
Improvisations for Three
"You End It!" Improvisations
Improvisations with Problems for Discussion
Improvisations for Older Players
Improvisations Based on Holidays
Improvisations Based on Stories
Role Playing
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Puppetry and Mask Making
Puppets
Stories for Puppet Plays
"The Bird and the Girl"
"The Talking Cat"
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Puppets as Teaching Aids
The Story of Noah's Ark
Properties and Scenery
Sound Effects
The Script of The Story of Noah's Ark
Puppets as Therapeutic Tools
"A Mistake"
"Space Traveler"
"George, The Timid Ghost"
Masks
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Dramatic Structure: The Play Takes Shape
Elements of a Play
Theatre for Young Audiences
Mr. Hare Takes Mr. Leopard for a Ride
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Building Plays from Stories
"The Little Scarecrow Boy"
"Caps for Sale"
"The Woodcutters and the Mermaid"
"The Two Foolish Cats"
"Darby and Joan"
"The Peasant Who Dined with a Lord"
"Little Burnt-Face"
"Jack and His Animals"
"Jack and the Hainted House"
"Prometheus"
"Bluebonnets"
"Bimi"
"The Wise Old Woman"
"Kalilah and Dimnah"
"300 Ounces of Silver Not Buried Here"
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Creating Plays from Other Sources
Dramatizing Legendary Material
Class Projects
Threads
Other Suggestions
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
The Possibilities in Poetry
Choral Speaking
"Simple Simon"
"The Queen of Hearts"
Poetry and Dance
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Speech and Speech-Related Activities
Readers Theatre
The Musicians of Bremen
Story Theatre
Rimouski
Public Speaking
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Storytelling
Why Tell Stories?
Guidelines for the Selection of Stories
Preparation of the Material
Some Techniques Used by Storytellers
Further Values of Storytelling
Sound and Motion Stories
"The Night the Elephants Marched on New York"
Creative Writing
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Drama as a Teaching Tool
Integrated Projects
Drama as an Art in Its Own Right
Drama as a Learning Medium
Two Sample Lesson Plans
"Animal Partners"
"The Westward Movement"
Artists in the Schools
Playwriting with Young People
Special Arts Projects
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Creative Drama for the Special Student
Mainstreaming
The Student Who Is Gifted
The Student Who Has Mental Retardation
The Student Who Is Emotionally Disturbed
Remedial Drama
The Student Who Is Physically Disabled
The Student Who Is Economically Disadvantaged
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Programs Beyond The Classroom
Sharing Work with an Audience
Choosing the Script
The Director
Floor Plans
The Stage Manager
Casting the Play
Planning the Production
Rehearsals
The Dress Rehearsal
The Performance
The Imagination Station
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Applied Theatre
Background of Theatre-in-Education
Strategies for Theatre-in-Education
Theatre-in-Education in Developing Countries
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Playgoing for Appreciation and Learning
Values of Attending the Theatre
Preparing Children for the Occasion
The Performance
New Kinds of Plays and Programs for Young Audiences
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
Creative Drama in Alternative Spaces
Drama in Museums
Drama in Parks
Drama in Churches
Drama in Libraries
Drama in Other Locations
Community Arts Agencies
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
The After-School Drama Program
Differences Between After-School and In-School Programs
Problems That Arise
Advantages of the After-School Program
Summary
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
A Final Word
Summary
Conclusion
Suggested Assignments
Journal Writing
National Standards for Theatre Education
Student Evaluation
A Sample Drama Workshop
Glossary of Some Common Dramatic Terms
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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