Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Theatre Arts

First Committee Member

Beverley Byers-Pevitts

Number of Pages

98

Abstract

Although much has been written on the ways drama can be used in the English classroom, little has focused on the teaching of poetry using dramatic techniques. This paper provides a thirty-lesson creative drama unit for teaching poetry to high school students. The first three chapters introduce creative drama, review current research, and detail the background of the lessons. The bulk of the paper is contained in the fourth chapter, the lessons themselves. The early lessons introduce students to improvisation, poetry writing, spontaneity, and in-class performance. These skills are refined and used in later lessons to teach areas of poetry, including sound devices and poetic meter and structure. Specific poems are provided for each lesSon In the final lessons the students use their own knowledge and their ability to perform to create original dramatic presentations based upon poetry they themselves have chosen.

Keywords

Creative; Drama; High; Lessons; Playing; Poetry; School; Senior; Students; Teach; Techniques; Utilizing

Controlled Subject

Language arts; Theater

File Format

pdf

File Size

3133.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/c3e7-upps


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