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Structure and Spontaneity The Process Drama of Cecily O'Neill

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ISBN-10: 1858563224

ISBN-13: 9781858563220

Edition: 2004

Authors: Philip Taylor, Christine D. Warner, Gavin Bolton, Gavin Bolton

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Cecily O'Neill has had a formative impact on the evolution of the creative and dynamic mode of teaching called process drama. Process drama characterizes work powered by transformatory outcomes that bring together the worlds of drama education and theatre practice. Dorothy Heathcote and Gavin Bolton were perceived as the pioneers of a new and radical form of educational praxis but it was O'Neill who made that praxis accessible to educators worldwide. Her work on structuring classroom drama, her writings on pretext and process drama, her studies on the imagination, multicultural education, and dramatic form have been influential throughout North America, Europe and Australasia. This book is a compilation of the formative articles of O'Neill along with significant commentaries from leaders in the field. It is informed by her work but it is not simply about her. The book explores central questions about designing, implementing and evaluating process drama: What is the critical knowledge in process drama? How can educators structure satisfying learning experiences that promote spontaneous encounters? And what are the theoretical principles in dramatic art that guide innovative teaching through process drama? The answers to these questions make this book immensely valuable to drama practitioners and teacher trainers worldwide.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Institute of Education Press (IOE Press)
Publication date: 12/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) recently retired from professional church leadership and now lives out his passion of speaking, teaching and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church. Most recently Greg served as Executive Pastor of Discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Fuller Theological Seminary and Associate Professor of Lay Equipping and Discipleship. Prior to teaching at Fuller, Greg enjoyed 24 years in pastoral ministry, primarily within Presbyterian churches, most recently as Senior Pastor at the Saratoga Federated Church in the Silicon Valley, California. While there, he developed a discipleship program used by over 15,000 people and resulting in his book Discipleship Essentials and eventually the Essentials Series. Greg's other books include Unfinished Business and Transforming Discipleship.Philip Taylor is Director of New York University's Program in Educational Theatre. His previous publications with Heinemann include Applied Theatre: Creating Transformative Encounters in the Community (2003) and Redcoats and Patriots: Reflective Practice in Drama and Social Studies (1998).

Cris Warner is Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, Ohio State University.

Victoria Brown is a professor of theatre at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, where she directs the Developmental Drama program. She is a founding artist of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, works with children, and conducts teacher training workshops on drama in early childhood education nationwide. Brown also serves on the National Arts in Education Partnership Task Force on Children's Learning and the Arts: Birth to Age Eight.

Foreword-Gavin Bolton
Prologue-Cecily O'Neill
Introduction
Finding Form
Drama in Education
Process Drama
Working from Within: Teacher and the Group as Artists in the Process
Drama and the Web of Form
Guidelines for Structuring Drama
Imagined Worlds in Theatre and Drama
Transforming Texts: Intelligences in Action
Dialogue and Drama
Episode 3
Artists and Models
Theory and Research in Drama
Alienation and Empowerment
Epilogue
The Cecily O'Neill Archive