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ERIC Number: ED059206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 154
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The Theatre Student: Producing Plays for Children.
Johnson, Richard C.
This book was written to clarify the role that theatre plays in the life of children. Its contents include a prologue, eleven chapters, and an epilogue. In the prologue, the truly educated person is described as one who has learned to make controlled use of all his capacities. Participation in role-playing experiences, such as involvement with the theater, is considered an important education for life in the world. In a theatre of youth for children, the child audience gains new directions for imagination to travel. Performers and production crew gain understandings and insights. Chapter I gives several suggestions on how to become initially involved in a children's play production. Chapter II lists criteria for selecting the right play. In Chapter III, ways of presenting the play are discussed, and Chapter IV deals with reaching the audience. Chapter V delves into the creative process as does Chapter VI through VIII. Chapter IX discusses the meeting between audience and play, Chapter X discusses scenery for touring, and Chapter XI examines various organizations for children's theater. The prologue describes the importance of memory to the human experience, particularly to a child's experience, and the role that the theater can play in contributing to memorable experiences. (CK)
Richards Rosen Press, Inc., 29 E. 21 Street, New York, New York 10010 ($6.96)
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