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Telling History: A Manual for Performers and Presenters of First-Person Narratives
     

Telling History: A Manual for Performers and Presenters of First-Person Narratives

by Joyce M. Thierer
 

ISBN-10: 0759113076

ISBN-13: 9780759113077

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Telling History is a manual for creating well-researched and engaging historical presentations. As museums and other informal learning institutions work to create new and appealing programs, many are turning to dramatic impersonations accompanied by informed discussions to educate their audiences. This book guides the performer through selecting characters,

Overview

Telling History is a manual for creating well-researched and engaging historical presentations. As museums and other informal learning institutions work to create new and appealing programs, many are turning to dramatic impersonations accompanied by informed discussions to educate their audiences. This book guides the performer through selecting characters, researching and writing scripts, performing for various kinds of audiences, and turning performance into a business. For museums, historic sites, and community organizations, it offers advice on training and funding historical performers, as well as what to expect from professionals who perform at your site.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759113077
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Read Before Dissembling Chapter 2 Chapter One: The Significance of Historical Performance Chapter 3 Chapter Two: How to Choose a Historic Figure to Portray Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Researching for a First Person Narrative Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Creating Your Script Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Telling History Chapter 7 Chapter Six: The Business of Doing Freelance Historical Performance Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: Enhancing Museums and Historic Sites with Historical Performance Chapter 9 Chapter Eight: Dreams and Plans Chapter 10 Appendices

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