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ERIC Number: ED154397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Drama and Oral Interpretation: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," March through December 1977 (Vol. 37 No. 9 through Vol. 38 No. 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 19 dissertations deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the impact of Konstantin Stanislavski's ideas on motion picture acting in the United States and their significance for oral interpretation; the empathic ability of actors; the development of a secondary school oral interpretation course; the audition as a method actor selection; early children's theatre in the United States; the work environment of theatre department heads; the possible spatial configurations of live theatres; a comparision of the techniques of acting and Chamber Theatre in teaching literature; factors affecting oral interpreters' performance of specific literary works, audience comprehension, and audience evalution of performer effectiveness; the relationship of oral interpretation to its physical setting; the teaching of theatre arts in secondary schools; the teaching of creative movement to seventh graders; the use of improvisation in the teaching of English; and the development of "live" drama on television. (GW)
Descriptors: Acting, Annotated Bibliographies, Creative Dramatics, Doctoral Dissertations, Drama, English Instruction, Films, Higher Education, Interpretive Reading, Literature Appreciation, Oral Interpretation, Secondary Education, Speech Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Television, Theater Arts, Theaters
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.