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ERIC Number: ED048271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 292
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Creative Drama in Schools.
Barnfield, Gabriel
This book offers a perspective on creative drama, an art form akin to the spontaneous, imaginative painting produced by children, which frees the soul of the child to act naturally, give out unabashedly, and develop through such acting the realization of his own deep emotions. Critical of formal drama which can inhibit and deaden the free expression of children, the book recommends such forms of creative drama as straight mime, mime to music, imaginative movement, and heavy story-drama with invented dialogue--each of which allows the child to interpret in his own personal way, to gain self-respect and confidence. In each chapter the author exhibits his philosophy and practical knowledge acquired over 20 years in secondary schools and youth clubs with detailed treatment of such areas as motion, rhythm, dance, identification with character, improvisation, mime, music, dance-drama, production, lighting, scenery, and makeup. Thirty-two photographs of "young actors" at work conclude the volume. (MF)
Hart Publishing Co., Inc., 510 Ave. of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10011 ($2.95 paperbound)
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