ERIC Number: ED059207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Conference on Theatre Research. A report on the Princeton University Conference (November 20, 1965 - April 29-30, 1966; October 7-8, 1966).
Downer, Alan S., Ed.
Educational Theatre Journal, v19 n2A p235-309 1967
A series of conferences on theatre research were held with the following specific goals: (1) to establish the limits of the major areas of theatre research and to determine the nature of the several theatre disciplines; (2) to arrive at preliminary statements affecting methodologies, areas of specialization, research materials, centers of research activity, and fundamental conditions for research activity; (3) to initiate discussions which would lead to more general and more formal standards for theatre research; and (4) to publish and disseminate a collection of papers about the nature of research in the major theatre disciplines. The eight chapters of the document are as follows: I. Introduction: History and Procedure of the Conference; II. Historical Backgrounds to University Research in Theatre; III. Consensus of Conference Opinion on Research Areas; IV. Behavioral Science Research and Theatre; V. The Teaching of Theatre: A Challenge to Education; VI. Research in Theatre Architecture and Design; VII. Research in Theatre History; and VIII. Theatre Literature and Criticism. Appendix A presents 15 selected papers, and Appendix B lists the members of the conference and their positions. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Conferences, Educational Technology, Graduate Study, Literary Criticism, Literature, Research, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Universities
American Theatre Association, John F. Kennedy Center, 726 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20566 ($2.50 for ATA members, $3.50 for nonmembers)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Theatre Association, Washington, DC.