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ERIC Number: ED429294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Reader's Theatre: A "Theatrical Impulse" in the Classroom Performance of Literature.
Ratliff, Gerald Lee
Successful approaches to a more theatrical classroom performance of literature initially depend on a student performer's critical ability to analyze literature and the creative ability to ultimately give voice and body to a literary character. An imaginative Reader's Theater classroom exercises blueprint is also an essential ingredient in promoting a student performer's ability to read literature with a critical eye and to understand the potential role that a theatrical impulse might play in capturing the subtle nuance of a literary character's intention or motivation. The active extent to which supplementary exercises may be used to promote a more theatrical impulse in classroom performance is the true measure of cultivating student skills in role-playing literary characters. (Contains 10 references. Three different exercises--"X Files"; "The Body Shop"; and "You Are There" are attached; exercises contain sections on objective, approach, and extension.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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