Ethno Playography

Here's how to research, interview, write, and market ethnographic plays, monologues, or skits, docudramas, or documentaries from life story experiences, highlights, social issues, current events, ritesofpassage, comingofage, ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532000157

Category: Performing Arts


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Here's how to write salable plays, skits, monologues, or docu-dramas from life experiences, social issues, or current events. Write plays/skits using the technique of ethno-playography which incorporates traditions, folklore, and ethnography into dramatizing real events. The sample play and monologues portray events as social issues. One true life example for a skit is the scene in the sample play written from first-person point-of-view about a 1964 five-minute train interlude when a male passenger commands the protagonist not to cross between cars while the train is in motion. The passenger stands between the cars next to his wife who says timorously, "Let her go, dear," after the wife notices the young protagonist wears a wedding ring. The protagonist tells him she's pregnant, returning from the john, and needs to get back to her family. Instead, he squeezes her head in a vise-like grip, crushing her between his knee and the wall of the train. He kicks at the base of her spine, yelling stereotypical ethnic epithets while passengers ignore events. After the sample play and three monologues for performance, you will have learned how to write ethnographic dialogue and select appropriate scene settings. Also included are e-interviews with popular fiction writers.

Who s Buying Which Popular Short Fiction Now What Are They Paying

How to Write & Adapt Plays, Skits, and Monologues: Silk Road Fiction Adventures Blog: Ethno-Playography: Old Maids' Parties: ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532000225

Category: Reference


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Online booksellers are rapidly becoming online publishers. Sell your short fiction or nonfiction to the newest markets. Anyone who publishes your compiled short stories, novels, or nonfiction is looking for more opportunities to market your work. If you have published your stories or nonfiction with a mainstream or print-on-demand publisher, that firm cooperates with online booksellers. They probably want to leverage serial rights opportunities with your short stories, articles, or nonfiction excerpts from your books. After publication, you need to drive people to online booksellers' Web sites and your own to create visibility. The revolution is in virtual book tours and online marketing with booksellers. Another hidden market is short story publishing rights' auctions online to create visibility. You sell your writing as you'd sell a product at one of the online auctions. Long before finding any publisher or after the "face-out shelf life" of your book is over, sell or pre-sell your creations online. Offer short stories or articles to the public for a small fee to download. The music and movie industry do it. So can you. Online booksellers already are famous for a targeted community of readers that buy online. That's only one hint of hidden markets for authors that want to be well-paid for short stories or brief nonfiction. Here's how to write, customize, and market precisely what these merchants want. Here's how to pose the least financial risk to them.


Ethno-Playography 26. Find Your Personal Adam And Eve . 27. Four Astronauts and a Kitten 28. How To Stop Elderly Abuse 29. How Two Yellow Labs Saved the Space Program 30. How to Interpret Family History and Ancestry DNA Test Results for ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462041756

Category: Fiction


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This Medieval Princess in the Caucasus Mountains Seeks to Do Acts of Kindness My life adventure is resilience and to find a voice that resonates all of my confidence. Now in my youth just before I will become sixteen years of age, my confidence speaks all about lighting a wonderful brightness and walking out of the darkness of insatiable banalities. With the renewal of spring, the world is repaired, and the gardens bloom in my magnificent Alania. I walk up steep hills and ride far to remember each intimate glimpse of blooms on trees and to listen as waterfalls whisper. We have come up here all the way from Sarkel to remain here in the mountains, close to my childhood home. To insure my confidence, my voice, and my resilience, here I light the eternal flame to brighten the damp room. I am Raziet, now called Serakh. I am Karachaian-Balkarian, and from my grandfathers, of sweet Alania. I am partly Khazar and partly from the peoples that dwell by Mount Elbrus. I am all of them, all mixed together for generations. My many ancestors came from Persia, the Kavkaz, the Steppes, and beyond where the sky rides the moon. I am the tamga of the horse, the orchards, my pet wolf, and the open grasslands. And today, I am here, not where the Volga meets the Caspian, but with our friends and my cousin breathing deeply the sparkling air beneath my Mount Elbrus. We wait in our aoul. We are all of my magnificient Alania, and here now, in this land of orchards to the north, the scent of the birch trees, the patina, the starlight, my venture, value, and vision. Sit at my table and experience the eternal light of Khazaria and the rest of these mountains and rivers from the Caucasus to the seas of Pontus and Meotis. We are all one from many in the joy of life and we are here to do acts of kindness.

Do You Have the Aptitude Personality to Be a Popular Author

Ethno-Playography 25. Find Your Personal Adam And Eve . 26. Four Astronauts and a Kitten 27. How To Stop Elderly Abuse 28. How Two Yellow Labs Saved the Space Program 29. How to Interpret Family History and Ancestry 30.

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462041848

Category: Reference


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Are you best-suited to be a historical novelist, mystery writer, short story sprinter, digital interactive story writer on ancient civilizations, a nonfiction writer, or an author of thrillers using historical settings or universal themes? Do you think like a fiction writer, investigative journalist, or an imaginative, creative nonfiction author writing biography in the style of genre or mainstream fiction? Enhance your creativity. How are you going to clarify and resolve the issues, problems, or situations in your plot by the way your characters behave to move the action forward? How do you get measurable results when writing fiction or creative nonfiction? Consider what steps you show to reveal how your story is resolved by the characters. This also is known as the dénouement. Dénouement as it applies to a short story or novel is the final resolution. It’s your clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot. What category of dénouement will your characters take to move the plot forward? Take the writing style preference classifier and find out how you approach your favorite writing style using facts and acts. Which genre is for you--interactive, traditional, creative nonfiction, fiction, decisive or investigative? Would you rather write for readers that need to interact with their own story endings or plot branches? Which style best fits you? What’s your writing profile? Enjoy this ancient echoes writing genre interest, personality, and aptitude classifier and see the various ways in which way you can be more creative. There are 35 questions—seven questions for each of the five pairs. There are 10 choices, five assessments and a section on how to write a novel/story/script by developing depth of character that drives your plot.

Power Plays

Some have considered this meteoric rise as exceptional given that the team included players hailing from a number of ethno-political groups. It is evidence, these commentators contend, that BiH institutions can be genuinely inclusive.

Author: Gary Armstrong

Publisher: Academia Verlag

ISBN: 9783896659040

Category: Music

Page: 117

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In der Politik ist Machtausübung meist auf 'harte' und 'weiche' Methoden beschränkt. Im Bereich des Sports lassen sich ebensolche Mechanismen finden, jedoch kann im Sport weitaus subtiler und flexibler agiert werden. An mehreren Beispielen aus Geschichte und Gegenwart wird aufgezeigt, wie Sport und Sportereignisse zur Kommunikation auch politischer Agenden und Prozesse herangezogen werden können, aber auch welche Chancen Sport zur Völkerverständigung bietet.


The guarantees are that the ethno-drama plays faithfully construct a reality in the language of and recognizable by its respondents; the plays reflect the agendas of concern and values of the respondents and that the artifice of ...

Author: Stephen Snow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000467307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Ethnodramatherapy explores the integration of the performance ethnography method, known as ethnodrama, with the principles and practices of drama therapy to establish a sound theoretical formulation for ethnodramatherapy, and considers its use as art, as therapy, as research and as a vehicle for social justice. The book begins by defining ethnodramatherapy – an original synthesis created by the author through deep study and practice of Mienczakowski’s enthnodrama, combined with 35 years of his own practice and research in drama therapy, creative arts therapies and therapeutic theatre. The book describes the origins of ethnodramatherapy, along with its evolution and method. It then delves into applications of the practice highlighted by five case studies with different audiences in different settings. Subjects include adults with developmental disabilities, female adolescents in youth protection, caregivers for loved ones with mental illnesses and Chinese students exploring controversial issues of oppression in China. Complex ethical issues are reviewed and suggestions are made on how to deal with some of the challenging ethical situations that are likely to arise in the ethnodramatherapy process. What emerges is a powerful tool that harnesses theatrical art, ethnographic research and the clinical techniques of drama therapy to create a potential for emancipatory experience for both performers and audiences. This exciting and dynamic synthesis of drama therapy, performance ethnography, theatrical art and social activism will be of interest to the whole community of theatre practitioners and scholars who use theatre to effect individual and social change, including the disciplines of applied theatre, theatre education, experimental theatre, performance studies, and, of course, drama therapy, psychodrama and the other creative arts therapies.


The field approach of study of ethno botany plays a vital role because of the direct contact that can be established with the authentic information on the uses of plants both wild and cultivated. The wild plants in Indian folklore have ...

Author: Dr. B. Singh


ISBN: 9780359974931


Page: 212

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Information Technology For The Social Scientist

In the sec— ond step of the program, “analyzing a series", or "running a test”, ETHNOplays out” the event and reports a problem when an event is encountered which has been unprimed or unused. In this test, the pro gram is posing two ...

Author: Ray Lee University of London.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134218141

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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Accessible and practical overview to help social reseachers make the most of information technology in relation to research design and selection, management and analysis of research data. The book pinpoints current and future trends in computer-assisted methods.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate social research methods courses and professional social researchers in sociology, social policy and administration, social psychology and geography. Particular appeal to courses in computer applications for social scientists and researchers.

Evidence Based Inquiries in Ethno STEM Research

It is necessary to highlight this while emic knowledge plays an important role in ethnomodeling research; etic knowledge should be taken into consideration when conducting ethnomodeling research (Agar, 2005; Rosa & Orey, 2012a).

Author: Iman C Chahine

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648021176

Category: Education

Page: 409

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The purpose of the edited volume is to provide an international lens to examine evidence-based investigations in Ethno-STEM research: Ethno-science, Ethno-technology, Ethno-engineering, and Ethno-mathematics. These themes grew out of multi-national, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary efforts to preserve as well as epitomize the role that Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) play in cognitive development and its vital contributions to successful and meaningful learning in conventional and non-conventional contexts. Principled by the Embodied, Situated, and Distributed Cognition (ESDC), this innovative book will provide evidence supporting the embeddedness of a thinking-in-acting model as a fundamental framework that explains and supports students’ acquisition of scientific knowledge. So often ‘western’ science curricula are experienced as irrelevant, since it does not take cognizance of the daily experiences and world in which the learner finds himself. This book takes a socio-cultural look at IKS and applies research in neuroscience to make a case its incorporation in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classroom. We use the Embodied Situated Distributed Cognition (ESDC) Model as conceptual framework in this book. Although the value of IKS is often acknowledged in curriculum policy documents, teachers are most often not trained in incorporating IK in the classroom. Teachers’ lack of the necessary pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in effectively incorporating IK in their classrooms is a tremendous problem internationally. Another problem is that IK is often perceived as “pseudo-science”, and scholars advocating for the incorporation of IK in the school curriculum often do not contextualize their arguments within a convincing theoretical and conceptual framework.

Negotiating Performance

background are grossly underrepresented in the regional theatres , but why should non - Latinas be chosen to direct ethno - specific plays that have nothing to do with their own backgrounds ? It seems that just as we were complaining ...

Author: Diana Taylor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822315157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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In Negotiating Performance, major scholars and practitioners of the theatrical arts consider the diversity of Latin American and U. S. Latino performance: indigenous theater, performance art, living installations, carnival, public demonstrations, and gender acts such as transvestism. By redefining performance to include such events as Mayan and AIDS theater, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and Argentinean drag culture, this energetic volume discusses the dynamics of Latino/a identity politics and the sometimes discordant intersection of gender, sexuality, and nationalisms. The Latin/o America examined here stretches from Patagonia to New York City, bridging the political and geographical divides between U.S. Latinos and Latin Americans. Moving from Nuyorican casitas in the South Bronx, to subversive street performances in Buenos Aires, to border art from San Diego/Tijuana, this volume negotiates the borders that bring Americans together and keep them apart, while at the same time debating the use of the contested term "Latino/a." In the emerging dialogue, contributors reenvision an inclusive "América," a Latin/o America that does not pit nationality against ethnicity—in other words, a shared space, and a home to all Latin/o Americans. Negotiating Performance opens up the field of Latin/o American theater and performance criticism by looking at performance work by Mayans, women, gays, lesbians, and other marginalized groups. In so doing, this volume will interest a wide audience of students and scholars in feminist and gender studies, theater and performance studies, and Latin American and Latino cultural studies. Contributors. Judith Bettelheim, Sue-Ellen Case, Juan Flores, Jean Franco, Donald H. Frischmann, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Jorge Huerta, Tiffany Ana López, Jacqueline Lazú, María Teresa Marrero, Cherríe Moraga, Kirsten F. Nigro, Patrick O’Connor, Jorge Salessi, Alberto Sandoval, Cynthia Steele, Diana Taylor, Juan Villegas, Marguerite Waller