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Readers Theatre

Drama 4

Yesenia Barriga

on 3 May 2011

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Transcript of Readers Theatre

Readers Theatre What is
Readers Theatre? What is Readers Theatre?
Relation to other activities
Why use Readers Theatre? History Relation to Readers Theatre Benefits of using Readers Theatre "The oral presentation of drama, prose, or poetry by two or more readers, with characterization when necessary, narration if desired, coordination of material to constitute a whole, and the development of a special reader-audience relationship as an objective.” is closely related to readers’ theatre. Like reader’s theatre, story theatre is hard to define because of it flexibility. There are no hard and fast rules that apply. Story theatre may be spoken in third person, depending on the story. Actors are usually costumed and may speak or perform in a pantomime while a narrator tells the story. There also may be music throughout the story, if desired. The pantomime may also approach dance in the pantomime. Public Speaking: is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. Speech is the vocalized form of human communication. It is based upon the combination of words that are drawn from large vocabularies. A form of human communication exists for the deaf in the form of American Sign Language (ASL). Speech in some cultures has become the basis of a written language; that often differs in its vocabulary. Speech is produced by precisely coordinated muscle actions in the head, neck, chest, and abdomen. Speech is researched in terms of the speech production and speech perception of the sounds used in a spoken language. Improves childrens reading skills.
Motivates further reading.
Develop fluency through repeated exposure to text. Motivates further writing. Builds confidence and improves the self-image of students.
Provides opportunity for cooperative learning. Budget Friendly! : ) Reader's Theatre truly began in ancient Greece.

The first recalled use of the term "Reader's Theatre" is in a 1945 production of Oedipus Rex in New York City performed by Reader'sTheatre, Inc.

Radio plays (which were once popular) are considered reader's theatre and got started in the 1920's and popular in the 40's.

The First Reader's Theatre Musical- You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 1967.

In the 1960's. Reader's Theatre was integrated into America's educational system. College student in the theatre arts were really involved with reader's theatre.

In time, Reader's Theatre became the thing in secondary and elementary schools as well because of the "literacy factor" Public Speaking Speech
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