ERIC Number: ED408644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Elementary School Play: Creative Experiences for Stage or Video.
Platke, Marilee J.
This book provides easy-to-follow procedures for producing a play in an elementary school classroom. The book discusses choosing a play, casting, coaching, costumes, sets, and props. The process described in the book begins with simple creative dramatics that can be done easily in class, and then moves on to small group activities that continue to develop expressive and social skill abilities as well as boost self-confidence. After an introduction, sections of the book are Play Production...Just for the Fun of It?; Videotape vs. Stage Production; Choosing the Play; Creative Dramatics; Developing an Original Play; Casting and Coaching; Costumes, Sets, and Props; The Final Act: The Performance. An appendix presents 4 plays--the first developed by a group of sixth graders using the methods in the book, and the remaining three developed primarily to teach values and manners in special education and remedial reading classes but suitable in regular classes as well. Contains 13 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Acting, Class Activities, Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Drama, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Production Techniques, Student Developed Materials, Student Participation
Academic Therapy Publications, 20 Commercial Boulevard, Novato, CA 94949 ($10 plus $3 shipping/handling; accompanying video, $25 plus $3 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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