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Author Thierer, Joyce M., 1949-

Title Telling history : a manual for performers and presenters of first-person narratives / Joyce M. Thierer
Published Lanham : AltaMira Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series American Association for State and Local History book series
American Association for State and Local History book series.
Contents Introduction, or, "Read before dissembling and the story of this book" -- The significance of historical performance -- How to choose a historic figure to portray -- Researching for a first-person narrative -- Creating your script -- Telling history -- The business of doing freelance historical performance -- Enhancing museums and historic sites with historical performance -- Dreams and plans -- Appendixes. How to create a first-person narrative -- Structuring the first-person narrative script -- Setting and clothing -- Sample contract -- Sample invoice -- Youth registration forms -- Local arrangements for workshops -- Ride into history's historical performance definitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject First person narrative -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Historical drama -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Historical drama, American -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Historical reenactments -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Historical reenactments -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
History -- Methodology -- Miscellanea.
One-person shows (Performing arts) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Performing arts -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States -- History -- Methodology -- Miscellanea.
United States -- History, Local -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Local history.
Handbooks and manuals.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0759113068 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0759113076 (paperback; alk. paper)
0759113084 (electronic bk.)
9780759113060 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780759113077 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780759113084 (electronic bk.)