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ERIC Number: EJ826101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Devising Ensemble Plays: At-Risk Students Become Living, Performing Authors
Feffer, Laura Beth
English Journal, v98 n3 p46-52 Jan 2009
Devised work provides an opportunity for marginalized voices to be heard. Devised collaborative work has the flexibility to be successful with a small or large cast, actors of any age group, either with a traditional or a nontraditional student population. A devised ensemble play is typically based around a single theme or central concept. As with all the work done by the group, the central concept should be decided on by the students--a concept, issue, or idea they deem relevant to their time and place. In this article, the author shares her experience in helping alternative high school students write and perform their own plays and explains why and how other teachers can and should do so as well. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A