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Tanner, Samuel Jaye – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
This article considers the pedagogical nature of an intra-action involving the author, his high school student's final project in an English class (a golem), and his school administrators. The author relies on narrative scholarship to both tell and interpret a story of his experience as a high school English and drama teacher, to illustrate the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Projects, Administrators
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Longman, Stanley Vincent – Theatre Journal, 1981
Analyzes the use of physical and imagined space and time in three plays. Describes how these features interact, assume dramatic force, and augment the tension, irony, and meaning of the play. The plays used are Chekhov's "The Three Sisters," Moliere's "Tartuffe," and Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." (JMF)
Descriptors: Audiences, Drama, Imagination, Production Techniques
Quinn, James E. – Missouri English Bulletin, 1969
Tom Stoppard's play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," focuses on the antics and tragedy of two minor characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Although satirical of their philosophical pretensions, the play conveys the uncertainty and confusion of its two principal characters and thus reflects modern man's dilemma. The…
Descriptors: Comedy, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Drama, English Instruction
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Fowler, Lois Josephs; Pesante, Linda Hutz – English Journal, 1989
Shows how to help students fill in textual "gaps" to interact more fully with contemporary texts, classics, and myths. Presents examples of this approach for studying (1) Shakespeare's "Hamlet" with Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"; and (2) George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" with the…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), English Instruction, Films, Literature Appreciation
Siegfried, William – Arizona English Bulletin, 1968
Various approaches that teachers can use to help students interpret contemporary plays are presented in this discussion of teaching drama. Plays discussed include two from the Theater of Illusion ("Look Back in Anger,""A Raisin in the Sun"), two from the Theater of the Absurd ("Rhonoceros,""Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"), and two from…
Descriptors: Drama, English Instruction, Films, Literary Criticism
Townsend, Jane Susan – 1993
A study examined classroom discourse in three literature class discussions among 15 high school juniors and their teacher as they tried to make sense of "Hamlet" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." Participants' moves (what the students and teacher were trying to do with their language during the discussion);…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Communities
Zivanovic, Judith – 1978
An examination of Albert Camus' definition of the actor in "The Myth on Sisyphus" helps to illuminate the character and role of The Player in Tom Stoppard's play and, hence, to bring light to an understanding of the philosophy of the play itself. The actor, for Camus, reveals our mortality in the face of the absurdity of our mortality,…
Descriptors: Acting, Didacticism, Drama, Existentialism
Woodruff, Barbara Bilson, Ed.; And Others – Inside English, 1991
With each issue focusing on different themes, volume 18 of "Inside English" looks at he revitalizing literature, teaching as a subversive activity, writing at all levels, and the English classroom of the 1990's. In addition to regular columns on the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges (ECCTYC) and legislative concerns, the following…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College English, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction