ERIC Number: ED241968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Theatre Arts for the Handicapped.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This three-part guide contains suggestions for theater arts experiences for handicapped students. Part one discusses the rationale, purpose, and scope of this guide as well as four values of theater arts for the handicapped. Part two contains instructions for creative drama activities. Following a page of tips for the teacher, 18 activities using boxes and bags are given along with improvisational activities with masks. Activities for making a drama, drawing a sequential story, and a short, sample script are included. Part three discusses the benefits of formal theater experiences for the handicapped and suggests ways to prepare students to be audience members. A discussion of the handicapped person as a public performer includes selecting the right script, the production process, rehearsal, and follow-up discussion. Nine appendices include: important considerations about arts education and the handicapped; legislation for the handicapped; legal definition of handicapping conditions; abbreviations of terms for handicapping conditions; agencies and organizations serving the handicapped in Virginia; sources of information, materials, and assistance outside Virginia; sources and information about funding for the arts; accessibility of some Virginia theaters; and publishers of plays and materials for children and youth. A bibliography of books, article, journals, films, and media conclude this guide. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.