ERIC Number: ED238073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Theatre and Oral Interpretation: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1983 (Vol. 44 Nos. 1 through 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 17 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the relative effects of two creative drama approaches on the dramatic behavior and mental imagery ability of elementary school students; (2) the history of the American Educational Theatre Association; (3) the woman director in the contemporary, professional theatre; (4) the theatrical origins of psychodrama; (5) drama, celebration, and aging; (6) Zen and the art of oral interpretation; (7) playwrights in production; (8) a Lessac system model for the teaching and study of standard British, Cockney, and Irish stage dialects; (9) the effects of preperformance materials on the child's ability to respond to a theatrical performance; (10) the relationship between the white critic and the black theatre from 1959 to 1969; (11) the bodily action research of Ray L. Birdwhistell and Paul Ekman; (12) guided design as applied to a theatre history course; (13) the Paper Bag Players, a theatre for children; and (14) the living theatre in the United States. (MM)
Descriptors: Acting, Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Dialects, Doctoral Dissertations, Dramatics, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature Appreciation, Models, Narration, Older Adults, Oral Interpretation, Playwriting, Production Techniques, Professional Associations, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Whites
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.