ERIC Number: ED250758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Theatre and Oral Interpretation: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1984 (Vol. 45 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 19 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the ethics of violence as political strategy in contempory drama; (2) the history of Italian-American theatre from 1900 to 1905; (3) the development of the Iowa Theater Lab, an improvisation-based, nonverbal theatre; (4) performance documentation; (5) the relationships among characters in drama--a combination of precepts from Constantin Stanislavski's system of acting and Eric Berne's system of transactional analysis; (6) dramatic dialogue in adaptations; (7) types, principles, and techniques of composition and stage movement in group performance of literature; (8) A. N. Whitehead's educational and cosmological theories and their implications for educational theatre; (9) Oriental crosscurrents in modern Western theatre; (10) the development and nature of vaudeville in Toronto, Canada; (11) the emergence of children's theatre and drama from 1900 to 1910; (12) the interpretation of action in dramatic language; (13) a process for developing local American historical materials into theatrical productions; (14) the literary works of Paul Laurence Dunbar from the perspectives of the oral interpreter; and (15) historic festivals and the nature of American musical comedy. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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