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ERIC Number: ED028162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Mixed Media in High School: A Case History.
Karr, Kathleen
Educators Guide to Media & Methods, v5 n4 p32-4 Dec 1968
A production of Tom Stoppard's radio play, "Albert's Bridge," by high school students in Washington, D.C., showed that stage production and film effects could be used together effectively and that high school students were competent to handle difficult productions. Students were given the responsibility for photography, sound, and other technical matters. The play was produced on a bare stage using, as the only backdrop and scenery, three 10' x 10' screens on which were projected slides and 16mm footage to describe and augment the action on stage. The specific stage innovations in this production included (1) actors performing on stage in front of a backdrop of moving pictures to give the effect of "alive-ness," (2) sequences of live action on stage interspersed with the action moved completely to the screen, and (3) scenes in which actors onstage conversed with actors on film. This experiment showed that film can be used effectively if knowledgeable teachers use creative methods with available materials and combine films with other media such as the written word. (SW)
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