Acting Religious: Theatre as Pedagogy in Religious Studies

Acting Religious: Theatre as Pedagogy in Religious Studies

by Victoria Rue


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608992119
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Victoria Rue teaches women's studies at San Jose State University. She can be reached at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Why Theatre as Pedagogy? 7

2 Standing on Holy Ground 25

Energizing and Focusing the Classroom

3 What's in a Story? What's in an Image? 49

Opening a Classroom Discussion with Theatre

4 Improvisation in the Classroom 71

5 Toward a Theology of Memorization and Enactment 87

6 The Play Is the Thing! 109

Reading and Enacting Dramatic Literature in the Classroom

7 Evaluating Students through Enactment and Playwriting 131

8 The Comfort-Fear Spectrum 147

Conclusion 153

Notes 157

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