ERIC Number: ED043619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Teaching Literature to Adolescents: Plays.
Howes, Alan B.
In this book designed for the high school drama teacher, several commonly-taught plays are used to illustrate (1) ways to use the adolescents' experience with TV to increase their appreciation of other forms of drama, (2) practical means for removing some of the barriers to understanding plays and producing an active response to the world of the play, (3) adolescents' interests--especially in character--and ways to capitalize on these interests, (4) approaches to dramatic form as a means by which the playwright generates audience response, and (5) stereotyping and oversimplification, special difficulties when trying to understand the tragic hero. Materials include suggestions for classroom approaches to specific dramatic concepts, such as visualization and audience response; interviews with Arthur Miller and Rod Serling; and the full texts of 3 plays--Arthur Miller's "Pussycat and the Expert Plumber Who Was a Man," Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight," and a Japanese Noh play, "The Damask Drum." (DD)
Descriptors: Authors, Characterization, Drama, Films, Literary Criticism, Literary Perspective, Secondary Education, Stereotypes, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Television, Tragedy, Twentieth Century Literature
Scott, Foresman and Company, 1900 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, Ill. 60025 ($1.95)
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