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ERIC Number: ED501905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 282
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-8918-5943-9ISBN-978-1-89185-943-4
Teaching & Performing Ideas for Energizing Your Classes. Second Edition
Timpson, William M.; Burgoyne, Suzanne
Atwood Publishing
The authors assert that teachers are inherently performers and as such, techniques from the stage enhance and expand a teacher's ready repertoire of discipline-based content. Using performance theory, the authors demonstrate how an educator can transform ordinary classroom experiences into occasions that attract and engage students. In this second edition of "Teaching and Performing," the authors expand on the possibilities of using warm-up exercises, assuming roles, props, lighting, blocking, energy, concentration, and other techniques important to good theatre and good teaching. Following a Foreword from the Lectern; Case Studies (Janice Moore; Carol Mitchell; Greg Dickinson; Eric Aoki); Final Thoughts; Foreword from the Stage and Introduction, the following nine chapters are included: (1) Planning and Performance; (2) Warming Up; (3) The Lecture; (4) Questions, Answers, and Discussions; (5) Energy, Creativity, and Spontaneity; (6) The Developmental Case for Drama; (7) Discovery and Drama; (8) Performance-Enhancing Exercises; and (9) Scenes for Practice, Fun, and Exploration. The book contains annotated references and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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