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  • 1.  Textbooks

    Posted 04-30-2019 09:35

    Hi everyone,

    I've started teaching a theatre history class at my high school. I've been using material I've obtained in college, but the problem is that I can't find a good textbook that's at a high school level. Any recommendations?


    Kristin Youts

    Theatre Teacher

    Koogler Middle School

    Aztec High School

    500 E. Chaco St.

    Aztec, NM 87410

    505-334-9414 ext. 1350


  • 2.  RE: Textbooks

    Posted 05-01-2019 08:04
    I use Theatre: A Way of Seeing for my juniors, which is a fairly good intro-level book. I use Drama: Classical to Contemporary with my seniors, which is more like a college-level drama anthology with a history chapter at the beginning of each unit. I also use Types of Drama as a reference and for discussion questions. Theatre: Art in Action ( covers a wide variety of topics and has lots of fun activities, but that's more geared toward acting and design than history.

    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA

  • 3.  RE: Textbooks

    Posted 05-29-2019 15:57
    Go on amazon and type theatre textbooks

    William Sorenson
    Lawrenceville GA