The work of Bill Blaikie, academic in Theatre Arts at Charles Sturt University
reflects this creative combination. He comments: 'When drama, through storytelling and (phenomenological) psychology, breaks the metaphor of our self-
Author: R. Allen
This book presents a seven-step model for insight and change using the action method, Psychotheatrics, which uses the expressive arts to transform the storytelling experience into a phenomenological framework for depicting challenges, strategies and outcomes resulting in the dynamic illustration of inter-subjective meaning.
Ari Hiltunen concludes that Aristotle's ideas and insights are as valid today as they were over 2000 years ago. This book will be of interest to all those working and studying in the fields of communication, media and writing.
Author: Ari Hiltunen
Publisher: Intellect Books
Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be brought about by using certain storytelling strategies. Hiltunen develops Aristotle's thesis to demonstrate how the world's best-loved fairy tales, Shakespeare's success, and empirical studies on the enjoyment of drama and brain physiology, all give support to the idea of a universal 'proper pleasure' through storytelling. Examining the key concepts and logic of Poetics, Hiltunen offers a unique insight to anyone who wants to know the secret of successful storytelling, both in the past and in today's multi-billion dollar entertainment industry. Ari Hiltunen concludes that Aristotle's ideas and insights are as valid today as they were over 2000 years ago. This book will be of interest to all those working and studying in the fields of communication, media and writing.
Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: define their own approach to storytelling describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice demonstrate how they work with ...
Author: Nicola Grove
"This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for children with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their extensive experience, and distil their own approaches for the reader to use as inspiration for their own lessons. Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: Define their own approach to storytelling; Describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice; Demonstrate how they work with different types of story; Provide extensive case-studies and assessment frameworks for a range of different special needs and age ranges; Provide some 'top tips' for practitioners who want to start using stories in this way. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education"--
The work is built around shared stories 7F 14 picture books, folktales, novels, historical narratives, and true life events.
Author: David Booth
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Part memoir and part guide, this book shows teachers how they can connect story and drama as they help students build their own imaginary worlds, drawn from their own real-life attitudes and understandings. Each chapter features effective frameworks and workshop lessons that can be easily implemented in any classroom.
Author: Jennifer Overend PriorPublish On: 2005-08-03
Act out the story of a blind boy who listens as his grandfather retells the stories of the boy's life of overcoming struggles.
Author: Jennifer Overend Prior
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Act out the story of a blind boy who listens as his grandfather retells the stories of the boy's life of overcoming struggles. The roles in this leveled script are written at varying reading levels, allowing teachers to use differentiation strategies to assign specific roles to students who are at different individual reading levels. This feature allows all students to engage in the activity; participating, performing, and feeling successful while building fluency! By performing this charming story with their peers, students will also practice important skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures. An accompanying poem and song are also included in the script, providing students with additional fluency practice. All of the features in this colorful, leveled script make it the perfect tool to get all students to enjoy participating and practicing fluency.
( 95 ) By highlighting challenges to the plot through narrative interruptions ,
feminist playwrights and theatre artists undermine the usual narratives ( “ The
king died , then the queen died of grief , ” “ They lived happily ever after ” ) . A
variety of ...
Author: Per K. Brask
Category: Canadian drama
In light of Canada's changing demographics and cultural fragmentation, fifteen essayists cover such issues as queer culture, feminist perspectives, Native and Asian theatre, regionalism and cultural immediacy in contemporary Canadian theatre.
Readers who want to interpret literature for audiences through drama or storytelling face the same challenges . Drama and storytelling demand that
children understand the internal logic and meaning of a text so that they can help
Author: Mary Helen White Pelton
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
This work is intended to help parents and teachers create an environment that leads to children's success in interacting with and responding to literature. The book offers hundreds of ideas on how to stimulate their interest. Reading centres, co-operative learning and thematic units are covered.
A STRUCTURE FOR DRAMA Mark Danby and David Kemp Any teacher who is
beginning to use Drama , either as a ... In Drama Through Storytelling ( Danby
and Kemp , 1982 ) structures called “ Drama Circles ” are described as follows : “
Writer and educator Brooke noticed that many of the stories used to convey new concepts to people in developing countries are simply bad stories and ineffective in convincing the listener or reader of the ideas being disseminated.
Author: Pamela Brooke
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Performing Arts
From Aesop's fables to Christ's parables to the Grimm Brother's fairytales, storytelling has been a valuable teaching tool throughout history. In this book, Pamela Brooke shows how storytelling can effectively be used to affect change and educate individuals, particularly in developing countries, through various radio formats, including short spots, plays, soap operas, and novellas. Using real-life examples such as the use of radio drama in malaria prevention in Africa, she discusses the ins and outs of developing educational radio programs, including offering advice on where to look for talented actors, what you should consider in using sound effects, and how to organize the recording session. Regardless of the message, whether it is to affect change in personal behavior or a call for social reform, telling a story with vivid characters and a mesmerizing plot is the most effective way to penetrate the audience's consciousness. Contents: When the Facts are Not Enough; How We Learn From Stories; How to Choose a Radio Format and Dramatic Style; How to Create a Radio Drama Storyline; How to Write a Radio Drama Script; How to Bring a Script to Life in the Studio; References; Index.
Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its ...
Author: Amy E. Spaulding
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its continued significance today.
An African audience would not have come from Story Theatre with such wonder
and childlike delight , for from childhood the African has seen and created a wide
range of drama through narrative . The art of narrative and ritual enactment are ...
Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.
Author: Edward J. Fink
Category: Performing Arts
A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative and turning it into an agent-ready script. Fink devotes chapters to expanding on the six basic elements of drama from Aristotle’s Poetics (plot, character, theme, dialogue, sound, and spectacle), the theory and structure of comedy, as well as the concepts of unity, metaphor, style, universality, and catharsis. Key terms and discussion questions encourage readers to think through the components of compelling stories and put them into practice, and script formatting guidelines ensure your finished product looks polished and professional. Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.