Drama and Language

  • John O’Toole
  • Madonna Stinson
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 6)

This chapter describes what is perhaps the simplest of drama’s four paradigms of purpose in learning contexts, the linguistic/communicative: its role in the development of language. In a new book on drama for English teachers published this year, one of the authors wrote: A contemporary classroom, and above all an English classroom, is a public performance space, where dialogue happens. And drama is the art of performance, of making dialogical performance text.


Corporal Punishment English Teacher English Teaching Public Performance Space Dramatic Play 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John O’Toole
    • 1
  • Madonna Stinson
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneFitzroy North VIC 3068Australia
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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