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ERIC Number: ED215376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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Drama as Living Metaphor--The Role of Imagination.
Sharpham, John
Expressing the imagination dramatically is a step toward refining and shaping thought and behavior. Imagination is a part of the complex interaction of thought and action and has a place in the knowledge base. Drama is a direct expression of the imagination in action. In drama, the thought--the imaginings--are expressed in action and that action is metaphor--the idea becoming reality. Metaphor transposes the qualities of one thing to another and, when structured correctly, drama does this and becomes a living metaphor. This use of the metaphor allows one to grasp and change one's environment. It is a transformation of the action of the imagination, a course apparatus like the eye, into more refined shapings of one's perception of the world. Therefore, drama as metaphor should be practiced in educational settings at all levels as a core area of the human curriculum. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Dallas, TX, August 9-12, 1981).