Drama is literature written for performance--or at least written in a style that would allow for stage performance. As a text form, drama can be thought of as story told though spoken remarks and stage directions(Kurland ,2000) .When we hear the term drama we think fun, excitement , expression of one’s self . A famous quote says that “play is not in the words, it’s in you” (Steller Adler). In the world of drama it is essential that we understand the difference between Process and Product Drama. The importance behind their differences is vital as it will help one to better able appreciate ad understand what drama is really about and what drama entails because drama is seen as much more than just movements , drama is life itself.
Drama therapy is the intentional use of theatre processes to promote personal integration and healing (Jennings, 2013) III. A combination of psychology and theatre, drama therapy uses theatre and personal expression to deal with the inner psyche of psychologically affected patients (Let me start by telling you a bit more about what are some of the techniques used in drama therapy: _Preview___) Body – (include citations of sources) I. There are some core techniques which are commonly used in drama therapy to help patients to connect with their emotions (Langley, 2006) a. Dramatic projection: the process of selecting aspects of self and using drama therapy to change his perspective of the situation b. Embodiment: using one’s physique to describe his or her own emotion. i.
The 18th century English Theatre had an influence on the rising of the American Theatre and the Hallams were the ones who introduced drama in America (Hornbrow). In the 18th century, Satire was considered an important genre in drama as political plays were performed in theaters and they
And when Western drama reappeared, as it did in Europe shortly before the year 1000, it was an altogether different product, sponsored by the same Christian Church that had once forbidden it. The earliest known dramatization of that period was not a play in the ordinary sense but rather a brief moment in the church’s Easter service, when officiating monks reenacted the biblical story of the Virgin Mary and her two companions (also named Mary) as they visit the tomb of Jesus. It is fascinating, of course, that European drama of the Christian era, like the drama of ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, began with the springtime celebration of a divine
This journey continues until 501 BC, where Satyr play was introduced in the very similar way as modern Satyr. The oldest survived drama is a historical tragedy The Persians written by Aeschylus. Between the years 270 and 240 BC, Roman Republic took over so many parts of Greek territory. The end of war was the beginning of Classical Roman Drama. The most important achievements of this era was invention of Comedies and Tragedies by Livius Andoronicu, 240 BC.
Miss told us what these meant and why they were important, and the importance of an engaged audience in Drama. We then did a drama game where you split into two lines, both facing each other. Miss told us certain situations we had to act out, such as one person being a baby, and one person being an adult talking baby talk to the first person. We went through a variety of different situations, and this helped reinforce the "Elements of Drama" and boosted our drama confidence. After the first drama game the class split up into two groups, this time to play a drama game involving truths and lies.
Heathcote (1970) pinpoints that drama naturally serves thinking, talking, and writing through role-playing and collaborative work. Similarly, Carroll (1980) believes that the act of role-taking in the classroom is central to the creation of discourses that represent students thinking. For Carroll (1988), drama is a creative force that demands a different sort of discourse from both teacher and students. In his study, he used socio-linguistic frameworks and Halliday’s Systemic Linguistics to compare the talks that occur in drama and talk in another classroom. Carroll indicated the differences between drama classrooms and ‘regular classrooms’ to make a point regarding the importance (or appropriateness) of drama work in
For drama is considered a useful and a unique teaching tool, vital for language development. Dramatic activities include role-play, simulation, games, acting and miming. These activities give the students opportunities to explore ideas and characters in the target language. The preparatory work which involves discussion is more important than presentation. For the focus is on doing rather than presentation.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAMA AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN YOUNG LEARNERS. 1. Introduction. “Drama is a unique tool to explore and express human feeling, it is an essential form of behaviour in all cultures, it is a fundamental human activity” (Anon,1999). “Language acquisition is the process by which we acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as tom produce and use words and sentence to communicate” (Berwick, Roeper, et al.,1990 ).This essay will focus on how learners can acquire language through drama with the theme at the park.