The Case of The Alias: Applied Theater Techniques and Middle School Students' Self-Esteem and Mutual Trust 公开

Kramer, Gillian (2012)

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The Case of The Alias:
Applied Theater Techniques and Middle School Students' Self-Esteem and Mutual Trust
Using a modified version of Boal's Image Theater and Forum Theater in combination, I show that the self-esteem and trust of middle school students can be affected positively. My technique consists of a number of steps, which take the participants from a still picture or Tableau, through questions and discussion, to an interactive section. During these steps, particularly the final step, students are given the opportunity to practice the way that they would react in preparation for real life situations. This technique gives participants the tools to fight their ‘oppression', no matter the severity, and prepares them to change their fate. By working with a group of middle school students I learn that ‘oppressions' like domestic violence, perceived racism and the inability to trust plague the children of this group. Over a few sessions, students show a boost in self-confidence and ability to trust.

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Chapter One: A History and Survey of the Field...1
Chapter Two: Techniques and Practices...16
Chapter Three: Coan Middle School Report...31
Chapter Four: Conclusion and Future Research...39
Works Cited and References...41

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