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GP-10072-70

Ohio State University Research Foundation (Columbus, OH 43212)
Katherine Burkman (Project Director: March 1970 to present)

An Artist/Teacher's Program of Theatrical Enrichment: Stage and Film

Five teacher and graduate students have joined together as The Collection to bring live theatre and discussion about it to the theatrically unititiated, as well as those familiar with the theatre. Have developed "Shakespeare's Mirror," series of writings from his plays, connected with narrative and song; idea of drama as mirror of life. ABSTRACT: Five teacher and graduate students have joined together as The Collection to bring live theatre and discussion about it to the theatrically unititiated, as well as those familiar with the theatre. Have developed "Shakespeare's Mirror," series of writings from his plays, connected with narrative and song; idea of drama as mirror of life (comic, tragic, romantic moments). Not "message play" in sense of gearing to poverty-stricken, black or white audiences; instead, selection chosen for appeal to audiences as human beings. Live theatre shows how drama creates scenery with words; uses history to reflect past and present truths; gives insight to human emotion and speculates on nature of human existence. Focus on active participation of audience in theatrical experience, heightened by post-performance question-answer periods between audience and performers, who are also teachers. Especially suitable for high school audiences, where individual work with high school teachers on how to carry experience of theatre into classroom will be done; performances also suitable for college students and adults. Twenty performances during one year period to reach 6000-8000 people. Funds for live performances.

Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$17,091 (approved)
$17,091 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1970 – 2/28/1971