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ERIC Number: ED198501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reader's Theatre: The "Theatrical" Approach to Teaching Literature.
Ratliff, Gerald Lee
This document presents a rationale for using reader's theatre in the classroom. It briefly discusses some of the conventions that distinguish reader's theatre from traditional theatrical productions, including direction of voice and action to the audience, and the use of scripts. The major portion of the paper offers seven exercises on the following aspects of reader's theatre: (1) vocal variety, volume, and projection; (2) focusing action and speech offstage; (3) pantomime; (4) dramatic animation; (5) facial expressions; (6) vocal variables; and (7) observation and role models. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A