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Title Dramatic interactions : teaching languages, literatures, and cultures through theater : theoretical approaches and classroom practices / edited by Colleen Ryan and Nicoletta Marini-Maio
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 405 pages :) : color illustrations
Contents I. Why theater? practical and philosophical perspectives. Rehearsing the uncertainty of theatrical art and/in foreign language and culture / Les Essif ; Finding liberation through performance/disguise in a foreign language/culture: a feminist perspective / Domnica Radulescu ; "Acting -- is the recovery of a 'lost' physical of reading." Or: Why we should consider theater-based literature courses / Bettina Matthias -- II. Performance-based pedagogies for foreign languages and cultures. Performing Brazil: the cycle of performance for communication and theater in the foreign language classroom / Patricia Sobral ; Embodied culture, living history: teaching French theater as performance art / Christine A. Jones ; Towards an embodied pedagogy in the teaching of Latin American theater / Francine A'Ness ; Reading, representing, and recreating Latin American theater: collaborative experiences of language and cultural learning / Jeanie Murphy -- III. Performance-based practices in the foreign language classroom. Présences partagées: design and implementation of an advanced-level course in French theater / Charles Nunley ; Contemporary colloquial theater in Japanese language teaching and learning: a case study / Yumiko Hashimoto ; Analyzing dramatic texts on the big screen: teaching theater through cinematic adaptation / Christina J. Wegel -- IV. Embodying the cultural other: recreations, improvisations, and adaptations. Enhancing heritage speakers' communication skills through drama and improvisation / Elena Sukhina ; Making this up as we go: using improvisational theater in foreign language learning / Ian Andrew MacDonald ; Re-creating Antigoni: promoting intercultural understanding through empathy / Nicoletta Marini-Maio -- V. Theater in the curriculum and theater in the community: program design, learning objectives, and assessment ; The Goldoni Project: building connections and community in the foreign language curriculum / Colleen Ryan ; Evaluating drama in the EFL classroom: from theory to practical experiences / Laura Stella Miccoli ; Special events: beyond the limits of the university campus with Teatro delle Albe and Marco Paolini / Thomas Simpson
Summary "Dramatic Interactions is a collection of essays on the flourishing and interdisciplinary subject of teaching foreign languages, literatures, and cultures through theater. With rich examples from a variety of commonly and less commonly taught languages, this book affirms both the relevance and effectiveness of using theater for foreign language learning in the most comprehensive sense of the term. It includes innovative approaches to specific theatrical texts and addresses numerous aspects of foreign language learning such as oral proficiency and communication, intercultural competence, the role of affect and motivation in foreign language study, multiple literacies, regional variations and dialect, literary analysis and adaptation, and the overall liberating effects of verbal and non-verbal self-expression in the foreign language. Dramatic Interactions renders accessible, efficacious, and enjoyable the study of languages, literatures, and cultures through theater with the hope of inspiring and facilitating the greater incorporation of theatrical texts and techniques in foreign language courses at every level."--Page [4] of jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Drama in education.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Marini-Maio, Nicoletta, 1961-
Ryan-Scheutz, Colleen.
LC no. 2011431224
ISBN 1443827487 (electronic bk.)
9781443827485 (electronic bk.)