ERIC Number: ED083585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Black Teacher and the Dramatic Arts: A Dialogue, Bibliography, and Anthology.
Reardon, William R., Ed.; Pawley, Thomas D., Ed.
A dialogue on the status of drama education in the traditionally Negro college and school was an integral part of a summer institute in Repertory Theatre at the University of California (Santa Barbara, 1968). The 41 participants were all black practitioners of the theatre. The two questions basic to the dialogue were: What are the reasons for the apparent failure of black students to enter educational theatre and drama? and What policies should be adopted to remedy this condition? The reasons and the conclusions are outlined separately for the college situation and the junior high school, high school, and community situations. It was determined that in order to remedy the current situations in the dramatic arts, an all-out effort in this cultural field is required from the top echelon of government to the last artist involved. Competent teachers must be trained to develop in this new generation an idea of its heritage, its potential for cultural greatness in the drama, and an understanding of dramatic experience in the life of the whole man. A bibliography of materials on black theatre and drama and an anthology of plays suggested for production by and for predominantly black groups are also included. (LL)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Education, Black Literature, Black Students, Black Teachers, Career Education, Drama, Dramatics, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Teacher Education, Theater Arts
Negro Universities Press, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, Conn. 06880 ($13.50)
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