ERIC Number: ED087041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Why Pretend? A Conversation About the Performing Arts with Errol Hill. National Humanities Faculty Why Series.
Hill, Errol; Greer, Peter
This document, one of a series of monographs concerned with humanistic education, contains a dialogue between Errol Hill, a recognized scholar who presently chairs an academic theatre program at Dartmouth College and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and head of the Black Theatre Program, and Peter Greer, associate director of the National Humanities Faculty. This conversation examines the reasons for education in theatre and drama at all levels, from kindergarten through college. It discusses the performing arts in terms of basic communication skills needed to bring understanding and peace to a turbulent world and stresses the importance of such skills in curriculum planning. The effects of the performing arts and of the electronic media on the future of American education are discussed. (RB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Drama, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Electronic Equipment, Humanities Instruction, Interviews, Television, Theater Arts
Chandler & Sharp Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 3975, Rincon Annex, San Francisco, California 94119 ($1.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.