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Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education

Head, Hands and Heart



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Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education by Johanna Smith

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Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education: Head, Hands and Heart is a textbook for students and teachers of theatre in education, schoolteachers, teaching artists outside of traditional school environments and puppetry enthusiasts, showing how puppetry can enliven classrooms, offering educational strategies and lesson plans to open out any syllabus and unlock new methods of learning. Author Johanna Smith provides fun and inexpensive interdisciplinary puppetry activities for educators and artists. Featuring exercises and essential advice, it places puppet manipulation, design and construction activities in the context of current research on the cognitive impact of arts education and the innovative concept of `manual intelligence'. Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education is a core text for theatre education courses as well as an essential addition to any teacher's arsenal of teaching strategies.

Author Biography

Johanna Smith is Professor of Theatre Education, American Childhood, Improvisation, and Puppetry at California State University, San Bernardino. She has been directing award-winning puppetry performances for over 15 years. She has served as an artist and educator for venues from professional theatres to museums to colleges to preschools. She is a frequent presenter on puppetry as a powerful educational and artistic tool for teachers, and has taken her own puppetry productions with CSUSB students on International tours.
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February 21st, 2019
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United Kingdom
Methuen Drama
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