Going Beyond Theatre Appreciation: Making the Introduction to Theatre Course Pertinent to Non-Majors

By Daisy Bristow.

Published by The Arts Collection

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This paper reveals how the Introduction to Theatre Course can be taught using a “Hands On” experiential approach and how active learning captivates, motivates, and empowers the students.

Keywords: Going Beyond Theatre Appreciation, Making the Introduction to Theatre Course, Pertinent to Non-Major through a “Hands On” Experiential Approach

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.145-150. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.630MB).

Daisy Bristow

Daisy Bristow has enjoyed working in the theatre for the last 20 years as a director, actor, teacher, and writer. She has especially enjoyed directing a variety of plays such as "Seasons Greetings", "Learned Ladies", "Pterodactyls", and "Damn Yankees". She was the Artistic Director of Capital Academy of the Performing Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a position she found both challenging and rewarding. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association and has experienced great satisfaction playing leading roles in over 30 plays around the United States, opposite performers such as Tom Wopat the star of “The Dukes of Hazard”. She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma where she is thrilled to be working with very talented students and colleagues. Currently, she is writing a experiential “hands-on” Introduction to Theatre textbook—available Spring 2008 (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company).


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