• European Program Horizon 2020

    Proposal Title : Values Across Space and Time

    Proposal acronym: VAST

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROGRAMM

    Scientific Director : Theodore Grammatas, Emeritus Professor

    PILOT 1: VALUES IN GREEK TRAGEDIES AND THEIR MODERN ADAPTATIONS

    Theoretical background

    In the era of postmodernity, the general belief in the autonomy of the text has been abandoned. The author’s meaning may be inherent in the original text, but is produced and reproduced by the recipient, the reader or the spectator, who is the final co-author of the meaning. In theatre and dramatic text, the performative and imaging discourse, which is appropriated by the audience, signifies the scenic transcription and formation of the play within socio-historical contexts.

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    January 2, 2021 • News • Views: 42

  • Action Research in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learning context: an educational study by means of the dramatic teaching approach Mantle of the Expert

    1. Mantle of the Expert- Theoretical framework

       Mantle of the Expert is a dramatic-inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning invented and developed by pioneer drama educator Professor Dorothy Heathcote (1926-2012) in the 1980s. It concerns the sociological – anthropological field of reality investigation and can be utilized as either a dramatic teaching method or a theatrical technique. Either technique creates a dramatic environment asking participants to undertake expert roles across the whole spectrum of the social and historic development (Heathcote & Herbert 1985).In general terms, Mantle of the Expert relies on three pedagogic modes of teaching: inquiry learning, drama for learning and expert framing, which involves children being placed as adult experts. Put it simply, Mantle of the Expert is about teachers allowing children to act as experts in an imaginary enterprise (Heathcote, & Bolton 1995).

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    December 16, 2020 • Theatre and Education • Views: 75

  • European Program Horizon 2020

    Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the Context of The Fourth Industrial Revolution        

    Proposal Title : Values Across Space and Time

     Proposal acronym: VAST

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    December 5, 2020 • Ancient Drama, News • Views: 84

  • Absent Presence of Illusion and Present Absence of the Picture from the Pictorial Symbols of the Theatre to the Virtual Symbolisation of the Real

    The problem of the existence or not of a reality, which outside the dimension of the intelligent subject, that is, the relationship of the subjectivity of conscience and the objectivity of the world, comprises an issue lending itself to a multiplicity of approaches and dimensions such as ontology, gnosology, psychology and metaphysics, neurophysiology and sociology. The questions posed and the answers given appear in philosophical and literary texts, scholarly studies and artistic creations, directly or indirectly linked to notions suck as “utopia” and “science fiction”, “temporality” and “reality”, “futurity” and “metaphysics”.

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    October 21, 2020 • Theory of Theatre • Views: 192

  • Codes Communicatifs de la Commedia dell Arte et leur Application au Theatre Jeunes Spectateurs

    La Commedia dell’Arte, forme théâtrale de provenance populaire, dispose des traits distinctifs propres à lui, de sorte qu’ elle peut être approchée et perçue par lui. Le but de notre communication porte à préciser les codes communicatifs dont elle se sert, et par la suite à circonscrire leur fonctionnalité chez les spectaters aux quels elle s’adresse. A l’ aide de ces constatations, nous envisageons d’ explorer, dans la suite leur application potentielle dans un genre spécifique du théâtre, celui qui s’ adresse aux jeunes publics.

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    July 12, 2020 • Global Theatre, Theatre History, Theory of Theatre • Views: 286

  • When Pupils Go to Theatre: The Activation of Memory and the Mnemonic Depiction

    Going to theatre, may be a unique experience for schoolchildren, which is indelibly etched in their memory. The Primary School pupil-spectator comes in touch with the theatre principles and is initiated in its world. S/he experiences its ritual and cohesively structured character within the frame of the collectivity that is required and with the particularity of the formation of the psychic mechanism and social conscience in this specific phase of the development of his/her personality, as well as the influence of a number of some other differentiating factors, thus leading to the establishment of a very special relation and interaction between the stage and the audience. Continue Reading

    March 28, 2020 • Theatre for Young Audiences, Theory of Theatre • Views: 477

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