How Theatre Educates: Convergences and Counterpoints with Artists, Scholars, and Advocates

By Kathleen Gallagher and David Booth

© 2003

Canada boasts a remarkable number of talented theatre artists, scholars, and educators. How Theatre Educates brings together essays and other contributions from members of these diverse communities to advocate for a broader and more inclusive understanding of theatre as an educative force.

Organized to reflect the variety of contexts in which professionals are making, researching, and teaching drama, this anthology presents a wide range of articles, essays, reminiscences, songs, poems, plays, and interviews to elucidate the relationship between theatre practice and pedagogy, and to highlight the overriding theme: namely, that keeping 'education' – with its curriculum components of dramatic literature and theatre studies in formal school settings – separate from 'theatre' outside of the classroom, greatly diminishes both enterprises.

In this volume, award-winning playwrights, directors, actors, and scholars reflect on the many ways in which those working in theatre studios, school classrooms, and on stages throughout the country are engaged in teaching and learning processes that are particular to the arts and especially genres of theatre. Situating theatre practitioners as actors in a larger socio-cultural enterprise, How Theatre Educates is a fascinating and lively inquiry into pedagogy and practice that will be relevant to teachers and students of drama, educators, artists working in theatre, and the theatre-going public.

Contributors

  • Maja Ardal
  • David Booth
  • Patricia Cano
  • Diane Flacks
  • Kathleen Gallagher
  • John Gilbert
  • Sky Gilbert
  • Jim Giles
  • Linda Griffiths
  • Tomson Highway
  • Janice Hladki
  • Cornelia Hoogland
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Lori McDougall
  • John Murrell
  • Domenico Pietropaolo
  • Walter Pitman
  • Richard Rose
  • Jason Sherman
  • Lynn Slotkin
  • Larry Swartz
  • Judith Thompson
  • Guillermo Verdecchia
  • Belarie Zatzman

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  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
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How Theatre Educates is a fascinating and lively inquiry into pedagogy and practice that will be relevant to teachers and students of drama, educators, artists working in theatre, and the theatre-going public.

How Theatre Educates: Convergences and Counterpoints with Artists, Scholars, and Advocates

By Kathleen Gallagher and David Booth

© 2003

Canada boasts a remarkable number of talented theatre artists, scholars, and educators. How Theatre Educates brings together essays and other contributions from members of these diverse communities to advocate for a broader and more inclusive understanding of theatre as an educative force.

Organized to reflect the variety of contexts in which professionals are making, researching, and teaching drama, this anthology presents a wide range of articles, essays, reminiscences, songs, poems, plays, and interviews to elucidate the relationship between theatre practice and pedagogy, and to highlight the overriding theme: namely, that keeping 'education' – with its curriculum components of dramatic literature and theatre studies in formal school settings – separate from 'theatre' outside of the classroom, greatly diminishes both enterprises.

In this volume, award-winning playwrights, directors, actors, and scholars reflect on the many ways in which those working in theatre studios, school classrooms, and on stages throughout the country are engaged in teaching and learning processes that are particular to the arts and especially genres of theatre. Situating theatre practitioners as actors in a larger socio-cultural enterprise, How Theatre Educates is a fascinating and lively inquiry into pedagogy and practice that will be relevant to teachers and students of drama, educators, artists working in theatre, and the theatre-going public.

Contributors

  • Maja Ardal
  • David Booth
  • Patricia Cano
  • Diane Flacks
  • Kathleen Gallagher
  • John Gilbert
  • Sky Gilbert
  • Jim Giles
  • Linda Griffiths
  • Tomson Highway
  • Janice Hladki
  • Cornelia Hoogland
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Lori McDougall
  • John Murrell
  • Domenico Pietropaolo
  • Walter Pitman
  • Richard Rose
  • Jason Sherman
  • Lynn Slotkin
  • Larry Swartz
  • Judith Thompson
  • Guillermo Verdecchia
  • Belarie Zatzman

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Kathleen Gallagher is a Distinguished Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.



    David Booth is professor emeritus in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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