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ERIC Number: ED191120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Gross's Definition of Style in Pedagogy.
Woods, Alan
This comment on Roger D. Gross's definition of "style" explores the ramifications of that definition for the theatre teacher. It is noted that Gross's definition may help with two common pedagogic difficulties: (1) convincing students that theatre and drama of the past were regarded by their audiences and practitioners as entirely realistic, for the most part; and (2) convincing students that realism is, in fact, as heavily reliant upon conventions of performance and dramaturgy as the most austere plays of Aeschylus or the most mannered acting techniques developed by the French Neo-Classicists. A brief overview of past and present criticism of the plays of Euripedes is then provided to put many critical views in perspective, and a play by the contemporary English playwright Steve Gooch is analyzed to show the benefits of applying Gross's terminology to dramatic criticism. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A