Pedagogical Theater

Dramaturgy and Performance Practice for the Lower, Middle and High School

Arthur M. Pittis

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  • Includes how plays can be chosen, cast, costumed, staged, rehearsed and performed in any class
  • Includes original and adaptable plays for different grades
  • Shows how drama can act as a teaching lynch pin

A comprehensive overview of the history of theatre used in teaching, and how drama can help children learn more deeply.

Format:
paperback
Size:
280 x 216 mm
Publisher:
Waldorf Publications
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
Extent:
288 pages
ISBN:
9781943582006
Publication date:
29 Jan 2016

Description

Drama provides a powerful teaching tool for children to internalise and comprehend deeply what they learn more broadly at school. In Waldorf schools, lesson-informed drama makes up an integral part of the curriculum. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of theatre used in teaching for the enrichment of lessons and the health of a class.

From his long and rich experience, Arthur Pittis offers a well-written and comprehensive description of how plays can be chosen, cast, costumed, staged, rehearsed and performed in any class. With thorough referencing and careful attention to possible pitfalls, he demonstrates how to enjoy drama as a teaching lynch pin.

The book includes original and adaptable plays for a range of levels as well as resources for finding further appropriate plays which will enliven a joy of learning in school.

Author

Arthur M. Pittis has been a Waldorf teacher since 1981. As a teenager he trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He holds a BA in English from Lake Forest College, a Waldorf certificate from the Waldorf Institute of Mercy College, and a Master of Drama Studies from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Waldorf Reader Series. Although retired from the theatre, his lingering theatrical desire is to direct Ibsen's Peer Gynt.

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