ERIC Number: ED251994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Realistic Drama: Modern Man's Search for Significance (A High School Curriculum Unit for the Gifted Students). Programs for Gifted Students.
Girard, M. Phyllis
One in a series of booklets on instructional units for gifted students, the document centers on drama for high school students. Objectives of the interdisciplinary course include increased awareness of the dramatist's role in society and greater sensitivity to the creative process. An introductory section examines the major differences between Greek classical theatre and the modern theatre, giving examples from the writings of Ibsen, Chekhov, Miller, and O'Neill, Twenty-five suggested activities are presented, includng analysis of the influence on drama of the ideas of Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin, and Sigmund Freud; the nationalistic theatre movement; the role of the hero in modern drama; symbolism in Chekhov's writings; Ibsen's writings about the rights of women; and philosophical concepts about the meaning of life as reflected in the work of John Millington Synge, Chekov, O'Neill, and Thornton Wilder. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22, Doylestown, PA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 171 144-152. See note to EC 171 144.