ERIC Number: ED196289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Foreign Language Play Production: Everyone Benefits.
Miller, Judith G.
This study is based on three years of experience on the university level and addresses the questions of how to engage in play production and why it is valuable. The "how to" question considers the following: choice of a play, production of scenery, public relations and publicity, financing, rehearsal scheduling and time needed, how to direct the play, contact with the audience-to-be, and videotaping the performance. The "why bother" question attends to the rewards for the instructor, the department, and the students. Bonds are established, morale is improved, and greater cooperation among all members of the department comes about. Immersion in the target language for an additional three hours per day improves the students' vocabulary and increases their ability to express themselves. The students' performances point to where further study in a foreign language can lead. Finally, the experience often gives students a love for and interest in the theater. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Not available separately. For availability information, see FL 012 031. Paper presented at the Central States Conference (Minneapolis, MN, 1980).