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1939RE: [SACC-L] FW: Theatre and Cultural Anthropology

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  • Philip Stein
    Mar 3, 2003
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      Where can I get a copy of the Shoshtak play?


      --- Dianne.Chidester@... wrote:
      > I think using theater as another avenue of learning
      > is a great idea.
      > I've used Marjorie Shoshtak's "My Heart is Still
      > Shaking" which has been
      > presented at AAA and at the University of South
      > Carolina. Here at JCC, we
      > did a "reader's theater" presentation of it.
      > Students commented that it
      > made people in the textbook "real."
      > I haven't used, but keep thinking I'd like to use,
      > theater in the classroom.
      > At South Carolina, a group of students would come
      > into the classroom and
      > perform a scene without words. Each student was
      > required to describe what
      > they saw and what the actions meant. It was a great
      > way to get at the
      > Rashomon Effect, bias, writing ethnography,
      > symbolism, and all kinds of
      > stuff.
      > Also, one of my colleagues here at JCC has written
      > plays based on oral
      > histories she has collected from immigrants.
      > Students love it.
      > Dianne
      > Be sure to check out the SACC web page at
      > www.anthro.cc (NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS!!) for meeting
      > materials, newsletters, etc.
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