Drama Worlds: A Framework for Process Drama

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Pearson Education Canada, 1995 - Drama - 169 pages
Drama Worlds examines the complex improvised event called process drama and identifies it as an essential part of today's theatre. Cecily O'Neill considers process drama's sources and its connections with more familiar kinds of improvisation: the texts it generates, the kinds of roles available, its relation to its audience and dramatic time, and the leader's function in the event. She provides examples of several process dramas and identifies dramatic strategies and characteristics. The explicit associations between theatre form and process drama make O'Neill's approach accessible and its purposes and possibilities easy to understand, particularly to those working in actor training and theatre. Teachers and directors alike will discover effective ways of initiating and maintaining the drama world, achieving a significant dramatic experience for all participants.

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Contents

Process Drama and Improvisation
1
Scripts and Texts
15
Discovering Pretexts
33
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Cecily O'Neill has written a number of books on drama education, including Drama Worlds: A Framework for Process Drama (Heinemann, 1995). One of the foremost authorities in the field, O'Neill lectures and conducts workshops throughout the world. She divides her time between London and the United States, where she is an associate professor of drama education at The Ohio State University.

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