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Title: Drama and reality : an introductory study in the uses of drama in the everyday world, with particular reference to the question of drama in education
Author: Chilver, P. W.
ISNI:       0000 0000 6501 7998
Awarding Body: Institute of Education, University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1976
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What i. the function of drama in the everyday world? The question is explored here, specifically through an examination of the inter-play of form, convention and genre in art and in life. Chapter I builds on Schutz'. theory of 80cial action, to work out a conceptual model within which term. such as reality, meaning, form, art, convention, feeling and genre caD be employed, and particularly distinguishe. four basic forma (drama, narrative, lyric and aymp08ium) and two ba.ic genres (drama and melodrama). Chapter 2 explorel thl role of make-bllieve al the element distinguishing drama in art from drama in reality, and looks at some of the problema implicit in this distinction. Chapter 3 look. at the 8pecific forma of dramatic art and the specific modes of pre.eutation of drama. In the second part, the role of dramatic form i. traced in the 80cial world in ita moat public modea! iu the working. of the law, of p.ychi.try, of historiana and news reporters, of moral cod •• , and of the schools. In each ca.e, the focue of attention i. the interplay of for.a, conventioDs and genre •• The third and final part, Chapter. 9 and 10, looka .pecifically at the child and the teacher. First a portrait is offered of the various ways in which children dramatiae their experieDce. Then a framework is proposed within wbich a teacher might structure bis work in drama.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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