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ERIC Number: EJ720364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
The Aesthetics of Representation: Dramatic Texts and Dramatic Engagement
Gallagher, Kathleen
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v39 n4 p82-94 Win 2005
There are several ways in which aesthetic discourses might be positioned in the field of drama education. While some might locate "aesthetics" in the cognitive or interpretive realm of learning, and others the affective or philosophical realm. In this article, the author has chosen to speak of the discourses of aesthetics as they relate to both cognitive and embodied responses to the (extra)ordinary events of a drama classroom. our thinking and practices. This article will also privilege the notion of aesthetic experience but will, more specifically, focus on an exploration of ideas borne out of aesthetic experiences that cultivate sociological questions about representation and the nature of cognitive and embodied engagement in classroom drama. This brief examination of the sociology of aesthetics in drama practice aims to explore the territory of the imagination that is at once proximal to and distant from the actual world and lives of the players. (Contains 29 Endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada