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ERIC Number: ED403599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 37
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Rupturing the Codes: The Use of Drama and Dramatic Literature in the History Classroom.
Leistler, John D.
This paper discusses plays and companion art pieces suitable for use in the United States history classroom. After a poster from a production of Max Frisch's "Biedermann und die Brandstifter," the paper presents a list of 18 questions ("lenses") for the study of plays with a historical connection; a list of 15 plays for in-depth consideration along with companion art pieces; an abbreviated commentary of the 15 plays and art pieces; a catalog of 109 other plays appropriate and viable for the history classroom; suggestions, themes, and thoughts about 3 particular plays ("The Tenth Man,""Day of Absence," and "Wetback Run") for use in a United States history classroom; and an account of a night at the theatre in 1876. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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