ERIC Number: EJ862424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Conflict, Theatrical Production, and Pedagogy: "It's Just a Play"
Denton, Diana; Ryder, Steve
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n10 p1569-1591 2009
Conflict generated in theatre productions in university theatre departments is unique to its context. Issues of role ambiguity; scarce resources; fear and response to the unknown or unfamiliar; and power relations, among others, influence both the generation and the management of conflict. Examining such conflict and the behaviors used to engage it, the authors consider what alternate "performances" might be available to handle conflict effectively and wholly. The authors wonder what fully "communal" performances and discourses of experience are possible? Using metaphor and concepts of the rhizomatic story, the authors examine conflict issues generated in actual student production contexts.
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Role Conflict, Figurative Language, College Students, Drama, Interpersonal Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Conflict, Teacher Role, Power Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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