ERIC Number: ED140373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Creating Documentary Theatre as Educational Process.
With the celebration of the United States bicentennial as impetus, university students and faculty attempted several approaches to the creation of a touring documentary production composed almost completely from primary sources. This paper describes the process involved in producing a traveling show which featured groups relatively excluded from historical study, such as common soldiers, loyalists, women, American Indians, and Blacks. Except for an opening song and a few transitional statements, the final script consisted entirely of dialogue and music drawn directly from documents of the revolutionary period between the years 1758 and 1784. The paper also discusses problems which arose and the educational benefits which resulted. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A