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Creative Drama In The Classroom And Beyond

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3/25/2005
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Summary

Encouraging both teacher and student imagination and expression, the seventh edition of this classic text helps future teachers integrate drama into elementary school classrooms and introduces students to a variety of genres and strategies, including mime, play structure, improvisation, and using drama the special education curriculum. Unlike other texts, McCaslin focuses on drama as anart formas well as a teaching tool. The seventh edition features broader coverage of middle school, high school, and adult learners.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Shifra Schonmann
Preface xv
Part I Creative Drama in the Classroom
Creative Drama: An Art, a Socializing Activity, and a Way of Learning
3(19)
Educational Objectives
5(2)
Definitions
7(6)
Values in Creative Playing
13(6)
Summary
19(1)
Suggested Assignments
20(1)
Journal Writing
21(1)
Imagination Is the Beginning
22(17)
Imagination
23(1)
Concentration
23(1)
Organization
24(1)
Creativity
24(1)
Beginning Exercises for Imagination
25(3)
Self-Expression
28(1)
Communication
29(2)
Discipline
31(1)
Problems in Creative Playing
31(5)
Evaluating Children's Responses
36(1)
Summary
37(1)
Suggested Assignments
37(1)
Journal Writing
38(1)
Play
39(12)
A Historical Overview of Play
41(1)
Some Theories of Play
42(4)
Ritual
46(2)
Speech Play
48(1)
The Benefits of Play
48(1)
Summary
49(1)
Suggested Assignments
50(1)
Journal Writing
50(1)
Movement, Rhythms, and Dance
51(20)
Children and Movement
52(5)
From Rhythms to Dramatic Play
57(6)
Telling Stories in Movement
63(1)
``The Legend of the Shooting Star''
63(1)
``Anansi and His Six Sons''
64(1)
``The Bat's Choice''
64(1)
``The Turnip''
65(1)
``The Dancing Tea Kettle''
66(1)
``The Full Moon Festival''
66(1)
From ``Tyl Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks''
67(2)
Summary
69(1)
Suggested Assignments
70(1)
Journal Writing
70(1)
Pantomime: The Next Step
71(17)
Classroom Environment
72(1)
Imagination
73(2)
Concentration
75(1)
Sense Images
75(2)
Performing an Activity
77(1)
Mood and Feelings
78(3)
Characterization
81(2)
Pantomime Suggested by Other Means
83(2)
Starting Places
85(1)
Summary
86(1)
Suggested Assignments
87(1)
Journal Writing
87(1)
Improvisation: Characters Move and Speak
88(21)
Simple Improvisations Based on Situations
89(2)
Improvisations Suggested by Objects
91(2)
Improvisations from Costumes
93(1)
Improvisations from Characters
94(1)
Improvisations from Clues
95(1)
Biography
96(1)
Improvisations for Two
96(1)
Improvisations for Three
97(1)
``You End It!'' Improvisations
98(2)
Improvisations with Problems for Discussion
100(1)
Improvisations for Older Players
101(4)
Improvisations Based on Holidays
105(1)
Improvisations Based on Stories
105(1)
Role Playing
106(1)
Summary
107(1)
Suggested Assignments
108(1)
Journal Writing
108(1)
Puppetry and Mask Making
109(33)
Puppets
111(6)
Stories for Puppet Plays
117(1)
``The Bird and the Girl''
117(5)
``The Talking Cat''
122(2)
``The Fisherman and His Wife''
124(2)
Puppets as Teaching Aids
126(1)
The Story of Noah's Ark
127(2)
Properties and Scenery
129(1)
Sound Effects
129(1)
The Script of The Story of Noah's Ark
129(3)
Puppets as Therapeutic Tools
132(2)
``A Mistake''
134(1)
``Space Traveler''
134(1)
``George, The Timid Ghost''
135(1)
Masks
135(5)
Summary
140(1)
Suggested Assignments
141(1)
Journal Writing
141(1)
Dramatic Structure: The Play Takes Shape
142(14)
Elements of a Play
143(6)
Theatre for Young Audiences
149(1)
Mr. Hare Takes Mr. Leopard for a Ride
150(4)
Summary
154(1)
Suggested Assignments
155(1)
Journal Writing
155(1)
Building Plays from Stories
156(37)
``The Little Scarecrow Boy''
159(1)
``Caps for Sale''
160(3)
``The Woodcutters and the Mermaid''
163(1)
``The Two Foolish Cats''
164(1)
``Darby and Joan''
165(1)
``The Peasant Who Dined with a Lord''
166(2)
``Little Burnt-Face''
168(2)
``Jack and His Animals''
170(3)
``Jack and the Hainted House''
173(3)
``Prometheus''
176(2)
``Bluebonnets''
178(2)
``Bimi''
180(6)
``The Wise Old Woman''
186(3)
``Kalilah and Dimnah''
189(1)
``300 Ounces of Silver Not Buried Here''
190(1)
Summary
191(1)
Suggested Assignments
191(1)
Journal Writing
192(1)
Creating Plays from Other Sources
193(10)
Dramatizing Legendary Material
194(3)
Class Projects
197(1)
Threads
197(4)
Other Suggestions
201(1)
Summary
202(1)
Suggested Assignments
202(1)
Journal Writing
202(1)
The Possibilities in Poetry
203(22)
Choral Speaking
204(3)
``Simple Simon''
207(1)
``The Queen of Hearts''
207(14)
Poetry and Dance
221(2)
Summary
223(1)
Suggested Assignments
224(1)
Journal Writing
224(1)
Speech and Speech-Related Activities
225(16)
Readers Theatre
228(3)
The Musicians of Bremen
231(4)
Story Theatre
235(1)
Rimouski
235(4)
Public Speaking
239(1)
Summary
239(1)
Suggested Assignments
240(1)
Journal Writing
240(1)
Storytelling
241(15)
Why Tell Stories?
242(3)
Guidelines for the Selection of Stories
245(2)
Preparation of the Material
247(1)
Some Techniques Used by Storytellers
248(1)
Further Values of Storytelling
249(2)
Sound and Motion Stories
251(1)
``The Night the Elephants Marched on New York''
252(2)
Creative Writing
254(1)
Summary
254(1)
Suggested Assignments
255(1)
Journal Writing
255(1)
Drama as a Teaching Tool
256(24)
Integrated Projects
258(1)
Drama as an Art in Its Own Right
259(2)
Drama as a Learning Medium
261(5)
Two Sample Lesson Plans
266(1)
``Animal Partners''
266(1)
``The Westward Movement''
267(2)
Artists in the Schools
269(1)
Playwriting with Young People
270(3)
Special Arts Projects
273(4)
Summary
277(1)
Suggested Assignments
278(1)
Journal Writing
279(1)
Creative Drama for the Special Student
280(23)
Mainstreaming
281(1)
The Student Who Is Gifted
282(1)
The Student Who Has Mental Retardation
283(2)
The Student Who Is Emotionally Disturbed
285(1)
Remedial Drama
285(4)
The Student Who Is Physically Disabled
289(8)
The Student Who Is Economically Disadvantaged
297(2)
Summary
299(1)
Suggested Assignments
300(1)
Journal Writing
300(3)
Part II Programs Beyond The Classroom
Sharing Work with an Audience
303(22)
Choosing the Script
305(3)
The Director
308(1)
Floor Plans
309(2)
The Stage Manager
311(1)
Casting the Play
311(1)
Planning the Production
312(2)
Rehearsals
314(2)
The Dress Rehearsal
316(1)
The Performance
317(1)
The Imagination Station
318(4)
Summary
322(1)
Suggested Assignments
323(1)
Journal Writing
324(1)
Applied Theatre
325(11)
Background of Theatre-in-Education
327(3)
Strategies for Theatre-in-Education
330(3)
Theatre-in-Education in Developing Countries
333(2)
Summary
335(1)
Suggested Assignments
335(1)
Journal Writing
335(1)
Playgoing for Appreciation and Learning
336(19)
Values of Attending the Theatre
338(5)
Preparing Children for the Occasion
343(4)
The Performance
347(4)
New Kinds of Plays and Programs for Young Audiences
351(2)
Summary
353(1)
Suggested Assignments
354(1)
Journal Writing
354(1)
Creative Drama in Alternative Spaces
355(17)
Drama in Museums
356(5)
Drama in Parks
361(1)
Drama in Churches
362(1)
Drama in Libraries
363(1)
Drama in Other Locations
364(5)
Community Arts Agencies
369(1)
Summary
370(1)
Suggested Assignments
371(1)
Journal Writing
371(1)
The After-School Drama Program
372(10)
Differences Between After-School and In-School Programs
374(1)
Problems That Arise
375(1)
Advantages of the After-School Program
376(3)
Summary
379(1)
Suggested Assignments
380(1)
Journal Writing
380(2)
A Final Word
382(5)
Summary
385(1)
Conclusion
385(1)
Suggested Assignments
386(1)
Journal Writing
386(1)
Appendix A: National Standards for Theatre Education 387(4)
Appendix B: Student Evaluation 391(9)
Appendix C: A Sample Drama Workshop 400(11)
Glossary of Some Common Dramatic Terms 411(4)
Selected Bibliography 415(32)
Acknowledgments 447(2)
Index 449


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