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ERIC Number: ED070085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 229
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English Through Drama: A Way of Teaching.
Parry, Christopher
This book describes drama as a medium for effective English teaching. The author discusses his experiences while attempting to carry on a teaching approach, centered in dramatic activity, which had been developing in the Perse School, in Cambridge, England, for nearly fifty years. Having learned English at the same school and in the same tradition, the author taught English through the classroom, drama workshop, and studio-theatre. He describes a two-year English program for eleven to thirteen-year-olds which could also be applied to other age groups and at other kinds of schools. The discussion of principles and techniques of teaching is illustrated by examples from pupils' written and oral work. All the written work done by a representative child during two years in the school is reproduced in facsimile. The author believes that the most valuable principles of this program are that it teaches drama as the proper medium for English, that literature is basic to the approach, and that the children become responsible for much of what happens in the class, learning to develop "creative discipline." (Author/DI)
Cambridge University Press, American Branch, 32 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($14.95 cloth, $6.95 paperback)
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