Creating a Theatre in Your Classroom and Community, 2e

Bernie Warren    (Ed.)

Captus University Publications, ISBN 978-1-55322-028-2 (2002)
410 pages, 580 g, 6 X 9, $39.50 (US$31.50)
 

Creating a Theatre in Your Classroom and Community builds on ideas, issues and concerns found in its predecessor, Creating a Theatre in Your Classroom. This new book contains many stimulating personal accounts of the dramatic nature of teaching and praxis within the "theatre of the classroom." There are new chapters that speak not only to teaching in a classroom, but also to the value that drama has in the wider community (e.g., in health care, in art galleries, in business) and to its ability to bring people together to pursue a common goal, to create a sense of Communitas.

Accessible and informative, this book is full of practical ideas, tips, lesson plans and conceptual approaches to teaching drama and theatre at all levels of education. Students, teachers, professional practitioners and non-drama specialists in rehabilitation, special education and counselling will find this book to be an invaluable resource.

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Foreword by David Booth

Preface

Acknowledgements

JOHN (JACK) P. MILLER
Holistic Education and Arts Education.

BARBARA MACKAY
In the Beginning: Storytelling in Drama

BERNIE WARREN
The Teacher as Performer: "The Whole World Acts the Actor"

KEITH YON
Risinghill Revisited: Reflections on Returning to Classroom Drama

JOHN MCLEOD
Making Drama Happen

CECILY O'NEILL
Walking Backwards to the Future: Teachers as Guides to New Worlds

YURIKO KOBAYASHI
Starting Drama from Small Dramatic Moments: From Play to Drama to Play

LOUISE CHALMERS
You Can't Get There from Here: Working with a Set Drama Curriculum

SANDRA KATZ AND TERRENCE SLATER
The Emotion in a Motion: Using Basic Aspects of Laban's Movement Theory to Explore
and Develop Characterizations with Senior High-School Drama Students

JEFFREY GOFFIN
The Collective Creation in the Classroom

RON J. RICHARD
The Many Masks of Educational Drama: Journey of Discovery through "The Last Forest"

WARWICK DOBSON AND TONY GOODE
Taking Care of Basics: A Reminiscence Theatre Project

BELARIE ZATZMAN
Sign Language: A Fine Arts and Holocaust Education Project

TINA RUGGIRELLO
Lasting Impressions: Bringing Impressionist Masterworks to Life

BERNIE WARREN
Fools for Health: Introducing Clown-Doctor to Windsor Hospitals

ROB WATLING
Keeping Hold and Hanging On: Using Video Diaries to Monitor, Support and Encourage Change in Stroke Patients

JANINE BRIMBAL
On Beyond Zebra: Drama and Theatre with, by and for People with Disabilities

GEORGE C. MAGER
I Love You, Alicia Alonzo: From Institution to Integration.

JOE NORRIS
The Use of Drama in Teacher Education: A Call for Embodied Learning

SHEILA ROBBIE
Pushing Back the Boundaries of Knowledge: Working with Solutions in Business and Life

JOHN SOMERS
Community Theatre in Rural Devon: An Alternative Model

Bibliography

Index

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Bernie Warren, Ph.D., is a Professor of Dramatic Arts at the University of Windsor, Canada. Born in London, England, he studied various styles of Dance-Movement and Drama-Theatre in Europe, Canada and the United States. He is the author of numerous books and articles largely based on his nearly 30 years of work as a teacher, artist and healer in various community, educational, institutional and theatrical settings around the world. His current research is on the role of "clown-doctors" in hospitals and health care settings. He has been listed in Canadian "Who's Who" since 1994.