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ERIC Number: ED434375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 55
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Incorporating a Comprehensive Drama Unit including a Theatre of the Absurd Component within the Advanced Placement English Program for Senior Level Students.
Konaxis, Antoinette
This practicum was designed to increase the experiences in the genre of world drama, to further develop student understanding of its evolution and impact on subsequently created drama, and to proffer a diverse collection of drama for senior level students pursuing the Advanced Placement (AP) English literature program. A comprehensive curriculum, which explored the genre of drama and included a theater of the absurd component, was designed and was presented to the 15 students enrolled in an Advanced Placement English class. A curriculum unit was created for 12 works of drama which encompassed the categories of ancient Greek drama, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, and theater of the absurd. The unit included a historical perspective of the evolution of the genre of drama, incorporated instruction on drama conventions and structure of each of the above categories, and involved the reading and critical analysis of an eclectic drama collection. Even though all outcomes were not achieved, analysis of the qualitative data revealed that educational intervention via a drama curriculum unit can greatly affect student academic evolution and growth and can more fully prepare Advanced Placement English literature students. (Contains 24 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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