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ERIC Number: EJ1094961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Moral Imagination Takes the Stage: Readers' Theater in a Medical Context
Case, Gretchen A.; Micco, Guy
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v2 n1 Article 12 2006
In this article, we describe an elective course using readers' theater with students in the health care professions and the arts. Readers' theater is a technique used for the performance of literature in which texts are staged with minimal production values and scripts are not fully memorized. These techniques are drawn upon more commonly in theater and performance studies classrooms, but we found them to be effective as tools for connecting future health care providers with their local communities. With a central theme of age and aging, we chose non-dramatic works of literature and adapted them for dramatic readings at retirement communities in Berkeley and Oakland, California.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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