Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (Qualitative by Johnny Saldaña

By Johnny Saldaña

Ethnotheatre transforms learn approximately human reports right into a dramatic presentation for an viewers. Johnny Saldaña, one of many best-known practitioners of this study culture, outlines the most important ideas and practices of ethnotheatre during this transparent, concise quantity. He covers the education of a dramatic presentation from the study and writing phases to the weather of degree creation. Saldaña nurtures playwrights via edition and degree routines, and delves into the advanced moral questions of turning the private into theatre. all through, he emphasizes the important significance of making stable theatre in addition to reliable examine for effect on an viewers and performers. The quantity comprises a number of scenes from modern ethnodramas plus entire play scripts as exemplars of the style.

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The second responsibility is to one’s self as a researcher and artist, maintaining personal integrity and standards of excellence. The audience, our third responsibility, then witnesses what the first two parties have collaborated on and becomes a group of new collaborators in the ethnotheatrical event. They will each attend to, respond, and react in ways that we may or may not be able to predict. But they are an important and essential part of the performance trinity. Without spectators, there is no purpose to theatre.

You can have an outstanding ethnodramatic play script about a riveting social issue, but if it’s poorly mounted and performed, audiences will be unlikely to care about its content. And, you can have an outstanding production company with first-rate actors, but if the content of their script has little to no socially conscious merit and artistic quality, then the purposes of ethnotheatre are all for naught. Ethnodrama’s Potential This leads to a conundrum about ethnodrama’s playwrights and their playwriting.

2. Under a theatre director’s guidance, stage and collage the individual scenes into a mosaic script that the class “performs” for a video recorder. Watch the video and discuss how the learnings from this 50â•… Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage exercise in conversational dramatism can transfer to the playwriting and staging of an ethnodramatic text. 3. Observe other facets and settings of college/university life and dramatize slices of the everyday conversations exchanged between students.

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