• Cultural Consciousness and Theatrical Creation in Postwar Modern Greek Theatre: The “Hellenism Syndrom” phase

    The search for cultural identity is an ever-lasting demand for the Greek dramatology.

    During the post-war years the presence of this search is intensive, and the variety of its forms and versions depends each time on the specific historical and social conditions.

    On the basis of this quest for theatrical and, furthermore, cultural consciousness, and on condition that the theatre consists of the production of an objective reality on stage, we proceed to the analysis of our subject.

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    May 19, 2021 • Modern Greek Theatre, Theatre History • Views: 49

  • Museum Experience through Inquiry Drama

    1.   Theoretical framework: Drama in the Museum

    Drama as a creative pedagogic process and the museum as a meaningful informal learning environment refer – in their own ways – to humanity and culture, aiming at spiritual, emotional, embodied experiences and experiential learning. Drama in formal education as a holistic approach to knowledge, values, attitudes and skills leads participants to inquiry, innovation, imagination, self-identification and empathy (O’ Toole et al. 2002; Neelands et al. 2003). Museums in the 21st century provide experience, knowledge and skills to visitors/students (Hooper-Greenhill 1994, 2000), offer opportunities of reflection, inquiry and application to life (Hein 2004), and produce and reproduce meanings and attitudes (Pearce 1993). In  addition to that, museum pedagogy uses several experiential methods, like workshops and dramatic events (Hooper-Greenhill 2000, 2007). Therefore, the theoretical framework of this article refers to inquiry in drama and museum experience as a keyword to museum education programmes.

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    February 9, 2021 • Theatre and Education • Views: 353

  • 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: 227

  • 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: 437

  • 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: 419

  • 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: 530

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