ERIC Number: ED043609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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How to Succeed in Production Without Really Spending.
Wisconsin English Journal, v12 n2 p31-36 Jan 1970
The high-school drama teacher's choice of plays, emphasis on spectacle, and overemphasis on competition reflect the commercial influence of Broadway, together with a desire for good public relations with the school community. Teachers often produce plays because they are popular, neglecting good innovative and experimental works in favor of musical comedies, and spending time building elaborate sets instead of helping their students understand the theater as art. To counteract this commercial influence, teachers can select plays that focus on characterization and can adopt a minimal staging approach (e.g., building sets only from a standard collection of platforms, cubes, and rectangles). (DD)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.