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Theatre for Lifelong Learning

An Instructor’s Handbook

Theatre for Lifelong Learning is a step-by-step guide for anyone interested in teaching theatre courses and creating theatre with older adults. This book provides instructors with syllabi, discussion questions, classroom management strategies, resource lists, and activities to teach courses from beginning to end. Special topics include playwriting, play development, storytelling, theatre appreciation, theatre criticism, theatre history, and theatre theory.

Older adult theatre courses support emotional well-being and development of artistic communities and anyone can contribute to lifelong learning as an instructor. If you are new to theatre and theatre education, Theatre for Lifelong Learning offers tips throughout to assist you in creating accessible environments and making courses your own. If you have a background in performing arts, this book enriches your experience with interdisciplinary approaches to share your expertise. If you are an educator, it provides useful strategies to adapt your current skill set for the theatre classroom.

Regardless of your experience, you can help older adults connect, engage, and create. You may find yourself learning, exploring, and experimenting alongside your students. Teaching older adults theatre will contribute to your own enjoyment. In theatre, everyone gets to have fun!

338 pages | 17 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Theatre?
1. Best Practices for Working with Older Adults
2.Theatre Appreciation
3.Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism
4.Playwriting, Play Development, and Storytelling
5.Performance
Conclusion: A Movement and a Calling
Bibliography

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