ERIC Number: ED175561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Emotion as a Means of Dramaturgy. (Summary of Prix Jeunesse Seminar, Munchen, Federal Republic of Germany, June 18-20, 1979).
This collection of seminar papers is concerned with the presentation of emotions on the screen, the emotional impact of such presentations on young children, and the use of children's televised drama to foster the development of emotional sensitivity. Also considered are differences in the violence depicted on Japanese and American television, and areas in which researchers and producers can cooperate to reach common objectives. Two of the papers present analyses of a children's cartoon serial named "Heidi" and the real-life film titled "Big Henry and the Polka Dot Kid." One of the analyses is an interaction analysis of social behavior and the other is a psychological analysis. Other papers present a developmental view of the impact of television on children's emotions; a discussion of the differences between real drama and kitsch; a description of the use of children's television drama in the East German television organization to develop and educate children's emotions; a comparison of pain, aggression, and identification with aggressors and victims on television in Japan and America, accompanied by a discussion of possible reasons for the differing crime trends in the two countries; and an outline of emerging areas for cooperation between educators and television producers. A brief summary of the main points of the group discussions in the seminar is provided, along with a list of the participants and their addresses. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Prix Jeunesse Foundation, Munich (Germany).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Germany; Japan; United Kingdom (England); United States