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ERIC Number: ED543972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 74
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 62
Creative Drama: Drama with and for Children--Children's Theater. Bulletin, 1960, No. 30. OE-33007
Ward, Winifred
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Creative drama, as a language art, has been a part of the elementary school curriculum for a number of years. Community organizations also have long been concerned with offering children rewarding experiences in creative dramatics, and many have pioneered in the establishment of children's theaters. Because of the relatively small percentage of trained personnel in the field, advance has been slow. This bulletin is the result of a joint concern felt by the Office of Education and the Children's Theatre Conference for the apparent lack of easily available material in creative dramatics. There are two underlying purposes in this publication: first, to offer guidance in the art of creative drama "with" children; and second, to give some assistance to enterprising organizations that wish to give plays "for" children. It presents both creative drama and children's theater as an art form and is dedicated to the idea that these forms, when properly implemented in school and community, can bring beauty and richness into the lives of boys and girls. Part I is an interpretation of the place of creative dramatics "with" and "for" children. Part II describes ways and means of guiding children in creative dramatics, and Part III is devoted entirely to children's theater--how to establish one in a community and provide details pertinent to theater production. (Contains 45 footnotes.) [This bulletin was prepared in cooperation with The Children's Theatre Conference (a division of the American Educational Theatre Association) and in collaboration with Mayo Bryce, Specialist, Education for the Fine Arts, Office of Education. Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)