Performing history : how to research, write, act, and coach historical performances / Ann E. Birney and Joyce M. Thierer.

Author
Birney, Ann E. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Description
xxii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Series
  • American Association for State and Local History book series [More in this series]
  • For state and local history book series
Summary note
Performing History is for people who want to develop a first person narrative, those who have created a first person narrative but want to make it better, and those who want to help others develop first person narratives--museum and historic site volunteer coordinators, program and education curators, and those who wear many hats in small staffs.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • What does it take to do a good historical performance?
  • Overcoming fear of research with historians' powerful tools
  • Designing your performance
  • Performance: it's all about the audience when there's no fourth wall
  • Sharing the mantle of authority: young people interpret history
  • Using historical performance skills to enhance other traditions of costumed interpretation
  • Dreams and plans
  • Appendix A: Historical performance camp preparation timetable
  • Appendix B: Daily responsibilities of local arrangements chair during historical performance camp
  • Appendix C: Sample flyer
  • Appendix D: Sample application and registration form
  • Appendix E: Sample schedule: historical performance camp
  • Appendix F: sample schedule: night at your museum camp!
  • Appendix G: sample historic figures list
  • Appendix H: special invitation
  • Appendix I: office tools and supplies for historical performance camp
  • Appendix J: hat scenario exercise
  • Appendix K: sample historical performance camp final day activities
  • Appendix l: night at the museum evaluation.
ISBN
  • 9781442278899 ((hardcover : alkaline paper))
  • 1442278897 ((hardcover : alkaline paper))
  • 9781442278905 ((paperback : alkaline paper))
  • 1442278900 ((paperback : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2017051882
OCLC
1005186682
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