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Education and Dramatic Art - David Hornbrook

Education and Dramatic Art

Paperback Published: 4th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415168854
Number Of Pages: 180

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To this day, Education and Dramatic Art remains the only fully worked critique of drama education in schools. Provocative and iconoclastic, this new edition brings the argument up-to-date and locates the author's proposals for a curriculum based on the making, performing and appraisal of dramas securely in the evolving culture of schools.
The first section of the book traces the origins and fortunes of drama in schools in the context of changing political times and argues that by neglecting the customs and practices of the theatre, drama-in-education has often kept from the students it professes to empower, the very knowledge and understanding necessary for them to take command of their subject.
Part two examines the developmental and pedagogic claims of drama-in-education. Theories of knowledge and meaning and assumptions about schools drama's power to establish a moral and social agenda, are all called to account.
Finally, Education and Dramatic Art proposes a multiculturally-based, theoretical structure for the teaching of drama which pulls the theatre and the classroom together and offers teachers the foundation for a broad and balanced drama curriculum with its own distinctive body of knowledge and skills.

Drama-in-education: telling the story
The Plot: The Rise of Drama-in-Educationp. 3
The Players: Witness and Revelationp. 15
The Setting: Events on the Public Stagep. 28
The Denouement: Rehearsing the Phantom Revolutionp. 41
Drama-in-education: interpreting the text
The Omnipotent Selfp. 59
Happening on the Aestheticp. 70
Significant Knowingp. 79
Culture and Powerp. 89
Towards dramatic art
Practical Aesthetics and Dramatic Artp. 103
The Dramatised Societyp. 114
What Shall We Do and How Shall We Live?p. 121
The Drama Curriculump. 132
Appendix 1p. 142
Appendix 2p. 152
Notesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 172
Indexp. 178
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ISBN: 9780415168854
ISBN-10: 0415168856
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 4th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.65  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition