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Videography (films, TV shows, videos, DVDs)
Webography (web sites)
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Bibliography(not yet in any obvious order!)
|Maley, Alan & Alan Duff||Drama Techniques for Language Learning||CUP, 2nd ed, 1986||NAC: The drama teacher's bible: comprehensive collection of teaching techniques, activities and ideas.|
|Graham, Carolyn||Jazz Chants||OUP||NAC: Hugely popular series of books and tapes/CDs for teaching pronunication, intonation and everyday langauge.|
|Graham, Carolyn||Jazz Chants Small Talk||OUP||NAC: A real gem - a selection of speech acts from daily conversation (greetings, introductions, encouragement, apologies, etc) set to well-known jazz standards.|
|Spolin, Viola||Improvisation for the Theater||Northwestern UP, 3rd Ed, 1999||NAC: A guide for drama teachers and directors. Excellent sections on 'getting into the role.' Useful.|
|Gerard Finger, Alexis *||The Magic of Drama||NAC: Excellent step-by-step guide to a variety of ESL Drama activities. Perfect for teachers without a theatre background.|
|Burke, Ann * & Julie O'Sullivan *||Stage by Stage||Heinneman, 2002|
|Gianetti, Louis||Understanding Movies||Prentice Hall||CP: This is a very popular and readable Intro. to Film textbook, with
good chapters such as Acting (stage vs. screen etc), Drama (sets,
etc.) and Sound (dialogue, subtexts, etc.) It's a good resource for Drama on screen: watching clips of movies and analyzing them is useful.
|LeBeau, Charles & David Harrington||Getting Ready for Speech||Language Solutions, 2003||NAC: Independently published beginner's guide to public speaking, written originally for Japanese junior high schools. Fun, clear and well written.|
|Fleishmann, P||I am a Phoenix (1989) & Joyful Noise (1992)||Harper Collins||JOS: Poems for two voices. Some of them can be quite challenging to perform as the timing has to be right between the two people, but they are lots of fun. You can have individual students reading each part or do them as choral voices with the class split into two groups.|
|Skinner, Edith||Speak with Distinction||GC: A book which has many drills to work with the sounds of English. It also has tapes which my students work with and practice with.|
|Carkin, Gary*||Ten Plays for the ESL/EFL Classroom||Looking for a publisher!|
Quick notes : * = Member of TESOL-DRAMA; U.P. = University Press; CUP
= Cambridge UP; OUP = Oxford UP
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|JOS: There is a very interesting company called Poetry Alive! in Asheville North Carolina that travels to schools across the country to perform poetry and to do student and teacher workshops. They are really fabulous. They also have a couple of books / audio cassettes on their website.|
Drama with Poetry
|AY: "The technique employs a multi-sensory approach to language acquisition by involving second language learners physically, emotionally, and cognitively in the language learning process." (abstract)|
|A Guide to the
Theory of Drama
|AY: A great piece on drama.
NAC: Rather technical but detailed explanation of terms used in performing and studying drama.
Reviewers:Nigel Caplan (NAC), Michigan State University, MI, USA
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Last Updated July 11, 2003 by Nigel Caplan