ERIC Number: ED059206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Theatre Student: Producing Plays for Children.
Johnson, Richard C.
This book was written to clarify the role that theatre plays in the life of children. Its contents include a prologue, eleven chapters, and an epilogue. In the prologue, the truly educated person is described as one who has learned to make controlled use of all his capacities. Participation in role-playing experiences, such as involvement with the theater, is considered an important education for life in the world. In a theatre of youth for children, the child audience gains new directions for imagination to travel. Performers and production crew gain understandings and insights. Chapter I gives several suggestions on how to become initially involved in a children's play production. Chapter II lists criteria for selecting the right play. In Chapter III, ways of presenting the play are discussed, and Chapter IV deals with reaching the audience. Chapter V delves into the creative process as does Chapter VI through VIII. Chapter IX discusses the meeting between audience and play, Chapter X discusses scenery for touring, and Chapter XI examines various organizations for children's theater. The prologue describes the importance of memory to the human experience, particularly to a child's experience, and the role that the theater can play in contributing to memorable experiences. (CK)
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Behavior, Children, Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Dramatics, Imagination, Learning Experience, Memory, Organizations (Groups), Production Techniques, Role Playing, Secondary School Students, Standards, Student Participation, Theater Arts
Richards Rosen Press, Inc., 29 E. 21 Street, New York, New York 10010 ($6.96)
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