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ERIC Number: ED071102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 119
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Group Theatre.
Clark, Brian
The group interpretation approach to theatre production is defined as a method that will lead to production of plays that will appeal to "all the layers of the conscious and unconscious mind." In practice, it means that the group will develop and use resources of the theatre that orthodox companies too often ignore. The first two chapters of this book explain the nature of group theatre and its relationship to society, with examples from classic and modern groups. The next two chapters cover the methods of achieving the discipline and sense of direction essential to group development and leadership, with emphasis on preliminary development of group interaction. The author then illustrates the three basic approaches to group playmaking: "working in" to an existing text, "working out" from unformed material gathered around a theme, and "working out" from material that evolves from group-developed situations. Finally, the author discusses the factors involved in developing the resultant material into a finished dramatic product for public presentation. (Author/RN)
Theatre Arts Books, 333 Sixth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10014 ($7.50)
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