Based on Walter Eggers's article “Teaching Drama: a Manifesto,” this article discusses practical ways to emphasize the persistence and popularity of the dramatic tradition in an introduction to drama course. I argue that drama's popularity is an essential tool for teaching the genre to undergraduates in all disciplines, and to demonstrate this tenet in my own experience, I give examples of how I taught formal and thematic elements through their use in contemporary media as well as several assignments that demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between staged theatre and its multimedia counterparts.
Cameron Hunt McNabb; This One Is for the Groundlings. Pedagogy 1 April 2011; 11 (2): 404–408. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-1218121
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