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Introduction to Reader's Theatre

Introduction to Reader's Theatre $19.99

Gerald Lee Ratcliff

Published by Meriwether

Today’s Readers Theatre is engaged in the exciting pursuit of a more contemporary self-definition, and some of the more theatrical trends of classroom performance are reflected in this book of basic practices and principles

Sub-titled A Guide to Classroom Performance the focus here is on translating primary readers theatre principles into classroom performance practices that feature performers artistically transforming literary figures or images into flesh-and-blood character portraits and visual pictures

This current, more theatrical approach is developed through the six chapters:

Introduction to Readers Theatre

Selecting and Analyzing Literature

Adapting Literature

Playing Space and Staging

Classroom Exercises

And Sample Performance Scripts

This fine text includes many royalty-free script adaptations for performers and audiences of all ages as well as an extensive listing of source material ideas to further develop your own readers theatre

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