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Ideas for Energizing Your Classes
by William M. Timpson,
To be or not to be. That is the question.
To be a teacher-performer or not to be. Authors Timpson and Burgoyne
assert that teachers are inherently performers and as such, techniques
from the stage enhance and expand a teacherís ready repertoire of
While teachers are trained
as planners and scholars, very few are trained as performers. Using
performance theory, the authors show how an educator can transform
ordinary classroom experiences into occasions that attract and engage
In this second edition of
Teaching and Performing, the authors expand on the possibilities of
using warm-up exercises, assuming roles, props, lighting, blocking,
energy, concentration, and a variety of other techniques important to
good theatre and good teaching.