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Perspectives on Teaching Theatre

Raynette Smith Halvorsen, Bruce McConachie and Rhonda Blair

The genesis for Perspectives on Teaching Theatre can be traced back to the theme of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education’s 1993 Annual Conference «Imaging the Future», which focused on challenging curricular, pedagogical, and political issues in college theatre education. The writers in this volume, who are teachers of theatre, «imagine» the possibilities of educational reform in the context of the changing politics in our culture and society. Topics examined include the challenges and possibilities of teaching theatre in postmodern culture; issues of democracy and methods of empowering students in classroom and production work; ways for theory, pedagogy, and production to inform each other; and strategies for dealing with difference in theatre education.
Contents: Part I: Institutional Dynamics – Part II: Postmodern Challenges and Possibilities – Part III: Empowerment and Democracy – Part IV: Dealing with Difference.