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Creativity Theory and Action in Education
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Creativity in Theatre

Theory and Action in Theatre/Drama Education

Editors: Burgoyne, Suzanne (Ed.)

  • First collection exploring how drama education facilitates creativity enhancementPresents a variety of disciplinary perspectivesIncludes theory, research, and pedagogical practices

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People who don’t know theatre may think the only creative artist in the field is the playwright--with actors, directors, and designers mere “interpreters” of the dramatist’s vision. Historically, however, creative mastery and power have passed through different hands. Sometimes, the playwright did the staging. In other periods, leading actors demanded plays be changed to fatten their roles. The late 19th and 20th centuries saw “the rise of the director,” in which director and playwright struggled for creative dominance. But no matter where the balance of power rested, good theatre artists of all kinds have created powerful experiences for their audience.

The purpose of this volume is to bridge the interdisciplinary abyss between the study of creativity in theatre/drama and in other fields. Sharing theories, research findings, and pedagogical practices, the authors and I hope to stimulate discussion among creativity and theatre scholar/teachers, as well as multidisciplinary research.

Theatre educators know from experience that performance classes enhance student creativity. This volume is the first to bring together perspectives from multiple disciplines on how drama pedagogy facilitates learning creativity. Drawing on current findings in cognitive science, as well as drama teachers’ lived experience, the contributors analyze how acting techniques train the imagination, allow students to explore alternate identities, and discover the confidence to take risks. The goal is to stimulate further multidisciplinary investigation of theatre education and creativity, with the intention of benefitting both fields.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Actor’s Real Role on the Production Team

    Noice, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Creative Acting

    Barton, Robert

    Pages 19-32

  • The Improv Paradigm: Three Principles that Spur Creativity in the Classroom

    Drinko, Clayton D.

    Pages 35-48

  • Dreamwork for Dramatic Writing: An Organic Approach to Magic and Theatricality

    Crespy, David A.

    Pages 49-65

  • Performative Embodiment as Learning Catalyst: Exploring the Use of Drama/Theatre Practices in an Arts Integration Course for Non-Majors

    Dawson, Kathryn

    Pages 67-87

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78928-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78927-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creativity in Theatre
Book Subtitle
Theory and Action in Theatre/Drama Education
Editors
  • Suzanne Burgoyne
Series Title
Creativity Theory and Action in Education
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78928-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78928-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78927-9
Series ISSN
2509-5781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 287
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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