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ERIC Number: ED029013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 5
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Aspects of Junior School Drama--A Discursion.
Marshman, Roger
Opinion, The Journal of the South Australian English Teachers' Assn., v11 n1 p31-4 May 1967
Stimulating and enjoyable dramatic activities in the classroom can nurture children's natural sympathies with drama. Re-acting a portion of a second-rate television show can help children become more perceptive critics and prepare them to view better drama that the teacher could bring to the classroom. Free, creative rhythmic movement allows children to use their imaginations, while observation of the emotional and physical states of others gives them an understanding of people--the real basis for acting. Dramatizing a story is another enjoyable class activity that can lead to the students' desire to produce a play based on the story. For such productions, the children can solve the problems of setting, exposition, properties, and costumes. Using spontaneous dialog and the intimacy of floor-level presentations, students can give successful performances. (JS)
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