Teaching Playwriting

Discussing key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book enables teachers to respond to the unique learning needs of their students and help them tell their stories and reach their potential ...

Author: Paul Gardiner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474288026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Playwriting is a skill under-explored in the classroom, despite the strong evidence that it's an engaging and rewarding activity for young people. Teaching Playwriting addresses this gap and is an essential resource for teachers wanting to gain the skills and confidence necessary to introduce playwriting to their students. Based on rich research and clearly explained theoretical concepts, the book explores the lessons from creativity theory that will provide the teacher with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower students' writing and creativity. It also includes extensive practical activities and writing exercises to develop students' playwriting proficiency and creative capacity. Discussing key concepts in playwriting such as idea, dialogue, character, action and structure, the book enables teachers to respond to the unique learning needs of their students and help them tell their stories and reach their potential as young playwrights.

Playwrights Teach Playwriting

"These ten essays by well-known playwrights explore the pedagogy of playwriting, offering insights into the way established playwrights communicate their own creative methods to young writers"--Publisher description.

Author: Joan Herrington

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015064758603

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

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"These ten essays by well-known playwrights explore the pedagogy of playwriting, offering insights into the way established playwrights communicate their own creative methods to young writers"--Publisher description.

Teaching Critical Performance Theory

(2006); to essays on ideal playwriting pedagogy like Anne García-Romero and
Alice Tuan's “Teaching Playwriting in the 21st Century” (2013) and Jonathan
Levy's “Why Teach Playwriting?” (2001, 13–15) as well as quantitative high
school ...

Author: Jeanmarie Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000045222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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Teaching Critical Performance Theory offers teaching strategies for professors and artist-scholars across performance, design and technology, and theatre studies disciplines. The book’s seventeen chapters collectively ask: What use is theory to an emerging theatre artist or scholar? Which theories should be taught, and to whom? How can theory pedagogies shape and respond to the evolving needs of the academy, the field, and the community? This broad field of enquiry is divided into four sections covering course design, classroom teaching, the studio space, and applied theatre contexts. Through a range of intriguing case studies that encourage thoughtful theatre practice, this book explores themes surrounding situated learning, dramaturgy and technology, disability and inclusivity, feminist approaches, race and performance, ethics, and critical theory in theatre history. Written as an invaluable resource for professionals and postgraduates engaged in performance theory, this collection of informative essays will also provide critical reading for those interested in drama and theatre studies more broadly.

Playwriting Across The Curriculum

Teachers were offered a day's training to understand the basics of teaching
playwriting, with the aim that they would incorporate this into their own practice
after the programme had finished. Schools began to recognise how powerful this
 ...

Author: Claire Stoneman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136720451

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 176

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First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teaching Writing from a Writer s Point of View

22 Playwriting : A Teaching Approach Using the Stories of Our Lives Michael
McGee London Scene 1 Setting : A classroom in Miami East High School near
Troy , Ohio Cast : 30 Senior Drama Students Fredia Summers — Drama Teacher
 ...

Author: Terry Hermsen

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UVA:X004323093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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Based on a series of successful summer writing institutes, this book presents practical ways for teachers to reinvigorate their classrooms and their own attitudes toward creative writing. In four complementary sections focusing on four groups of writers--creative writers in residence, K-12 students and teachers who participated in the summer institutes, and established writers such as Ron Carlson and Scott Russell Sanders--the book demonstrates the enormous variety and high quality of writing that result when people use writing to discover what they want to say. After an introduction by Robert Fox ("The Experience of Writing: A Summer Institute"), the first section presents essays by Ohio writers in the schools; "Doing Our Own Possibility: Journal of a Residency at Columbiana County Head Start Centers" (Debra Conner); "Playwriting: A Teaching Approach Using the Stories of Our Lives" (Michael McGee London); "Just across the Street: The Story of a Teacher-Based Residency" (Lynn Powell); "Translytics: Creative Writing Derived from Foreign Language Texts" (Nick Muska); "How to Do a Poetry Night Hike" (Terry Hermsen); and "Reading to a Sky of Soba" (David Hassler). The second part presents poems, stories, and plays from 13 Ohio schools. The third part presents essays from participants in the experience of writing: "When Spirit Moves, Children Sing" (MaryAnn Titus); "Sudden Revelation: Fiction Writing in the Classroom" (Carl H. Krauskopf III); "A Year of Writing Workshop" (Mary L. Noble); "Word Works: Building a Community of Writers" (Janice M. Gallagher); and"Green Digits and Colons: Find Time to Write" (Barry Peters). The last section presents essays from experiences of writing faculty: "Turning the Desk" (Ron Carlson); "The Singular First Person" (Scott Russell Sanders); and "Reveling in the World: An Interview with Christopher Merrill on the Power of Language and Teaching" (Terry Hermsen). (RS)

American Theatre

If a reader new to teaching playwriting were to pick up Playwrights Teach
Playwriting , he or she would be confused : The playwrights featured — all
famous and respected by the industry - seem to prove that there is no trusted
method of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003303345

Category: Periodicals

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Integrating the Computer Into the Teaching of Writing and Revision

help write a guide so that other teachers could learn to teach playwriting in their
classrooms . I wrote a chapter detailing how teachers could incorporate the
teaching of playwriting into the stages of the writing process . As I was working on
this ...

Author: Lennie Noordhoorn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822003557394

Category:

Page: 174

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Playwriting

The living life around you is your book, and your brain is your teacher. Learn from
them. A nature capable of vibrating to the whole gamut of human passion and
emotion ; a sympathy so wide and deep that there is room for all humanity upon
its ...

Author: Dramatist

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063933538

Category: Authorship

Page: 111

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Dramatics

But getting four skilled play KLEIN : The first thing I tell my students is work .
wrights — who are also teachers together at that I never took a playwriting class
in my Ideally , the teacher of playwriting is a the same time is something I didn ' t
want ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017965604

Category: College and school drama

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Theatre News

Director / Teacher . A.B. ( Eng ) Columbia ; M.A. by 1/69 ( Th.Arts ) ; director of
prof . co . in L.A .; 2 MCA Playwriting Fellowships ; acting , directing , producing
and writing experience in tv , film , stage & radio ; worked with The Committee in
L.A .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000594815V

Category: Theater

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Issue for Feb. 1969 includes Afro-Asian theatre bulletin, v. 4:2, spring 1969.

Playwriting for Profit

416 ; teaching playwriting , 4 ; tone , " Birth of a Nation , The , ” 77 . 253 f . Bisson ,
Alexandre , 238 . " Barber of Seville , The , " 303 . Black , John , 28 . Barker ,
Granville ( Hartley Gran - " Black Prince The , ” 208 . ville - Barker ) , 31 , 215 .

Author: Arthur Edwin Krows

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031015947

Category: Drama

Page: 549

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Instructional Procedures at the College Level

An Analysis of Teaching at Biarritz American University James Greenleaf
Umstattd ... Realizing this fact , I have , throughout my years of teaching
playwriting , developed a system of individual conferences or tutorial instruction
which have ...

Author: James Greenleaf Umstattd

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082042345

Category: Soldiers

Page: 195

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Biarritz American University was a unique venture in higher education. The author served as a section head and as dean, and this is his analysis of the instructional procedures that made it a success. The most valuable feature is the descriptions of class activities written by the instructors. These provide no novel or revolutionary approaches to college teaching, however, they do present a wide diversity of methods and techniques representing the distillation of the teaching experience of many subject-matter specialists. The new instructor can go to this little volume for needed guidance; the experienced teacher will find it a standard against which to check his instruction. To both, it will provide inspiration.

Teaching Speech in High Schools

Interest will be aroused among other students , and the author ( s ) will be shown
many of the aspects of playwriting that can be illustrated only through actual
production and experimentation . READING FOR THE TEACHER AND
STUDENT ...

Author: Willard J. Friederich

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035867772

Category: Speech

Page: 487

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The Transatlantic Review

I referee a playwriting workshop at The Circle in the Square which is not the
same thing as teaching playwriting and anybody that says that he can teach
playwriting is either a charlatan , a liar , or a fool . I referee a playwriting workshop
on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030221631

Category: Literature, Modern

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Transatlantic Review

I referee a playwriting workshop at The Circle in the Square which is not the
same thing as teaching playwriting and anybody that says that he can teach
playwriting is either a charlatan , a liar , or a fool . I referee a playwriting workshop
on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4367181

Category:

Page:

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Modern British Playwriting The 1970s

By january 1979, Edgar had three plays running concurrently in London: The jail
Diary ofAlhie Sachs at the Warehouse, Mary Barnes at the Royal Court and
Teendreams at the ICA. He was also teaching Playwriting at Birmingham
University ...

Author: Chris Megson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408129395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.

Israel Horovitz

Weber , called me up and said , " Come down here and teach ; that ' s ridiculous .
" And then the next ... I ' d created a graduate seminar in playwriting at CCNY ,
and I came up with a unique system of teaching playwriting . Everybody I knew ...

Author: Leslie Kane

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015034024482

Category: Drama

Page: 221

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The first and only collection of critical essays to assess Horovitz's twenty-five-year theatrical career.

The Central States Speech Journal

The teacher given an appointwith their playwriting . Many a TV ment because of
his own playwriting crew reads like a graduating class of may well begin his
teaching at thirtyan Ivy League college . The always five . His income would
average ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067502149

Category: Speech

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Behind the scenes

I referee a playwriting workshop at The Circle in the Square which is not the
same thing as teaching playwriting and anybody that says that he can teach
playwriting is either a charlatan, a liar, or a fool. I referee a playwriting workshop
in which ...

Author: Joseph F. McCrindle (red.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0030853796

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 341

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New Playwriting Strategies

Until recently, orthodoxy ruled in the teaching and development of plays and
playwrights. Many playwriting texts, including those written within the past ten
years, rehash the core tenets ofAristotle's Poetics (ca. 325 bc) with long-standing
 ...

Author: Paul C. Castagno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136630811

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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New Playwriting Strategies has become a canonical text in the study and teaching of playwriting, offering a fresh and dynamic insight into the subject. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition explores and highlights the wide spread of new techniques that form contemporary theatre writing, as well as their influence on other dramatic forms. Paul Castagno builds on the innovative plays of Len Jenkin, Mac Wellman, and the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin to investigate groundbreaking new techniques from a broad range of contemporary dramatists, including Sarah Ruhl, Suzan Lori-Parks and Young Jean Lee. New features in this edition include an in-depth study of the adaptation of classical texts in contemporary playwright and the utilizing new technologies, such as YouTube, Wikipedia and blogs to create alternative dramatic forms. The author’s step-by-step approach offers the reader new models for: narrative dialogue character monologue hybrid plays This is a working text for playwrights, presenting a range of illuminating new exercises suitable for everyone from the workshop student to the established writer. New Playwriting Strategies is an essential resource for anyone studying and writing drama today.