Bridging theatre and visual art : the role of an applied theatre practitioner in a fine art museum

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dc.contributor.advisor Alrutz, Megan
dc.contributor.advisor Dawson, Kathryn M.
dc.creator Genshaft, Lindsay Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-13T15:37:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-13T15:37:14Z
dc.date.created 2011-05
dc.date.issued 2011-07-13
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3485
dc.description.abstract This thesis document details the theoretical and practical implications of using theatrical techniques and drama-based instruction in the visual art museum setting. Presented are four diverse museum theatre programs created and implemented at The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. These programs support the argument that drama-based instruction and theatrical techniques can help deepen and/or complicate the notion of visitor engagement in a visual art museum. The theoretical underpinnings of museum theatre are investigated by examining elements of applied theatre and museum learning and the progressive education theory which shapes their practice. The belief is put forth that creative participation in museum education is essential for personal and critical connection with visual art. Theatre is a dynamic and powerful tool to support this creative participation. Findings include recommendations for utilizing museum theatre programming implemented by an applied theatre practitioner as it promotes the use of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, engages the senses, and stimulates meaningful dialogue.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Theater
dc.subject Museums
dc.subject Visual arts
dc.subject Fine arts
dc.subject Applied theater
dc.subject Drama
dc.subject Blanton Museum of Art
dc.subject University of Texas at Austin
dc.subject Performance
dc.title Bridging theatre and visual art : the role of an applied theatre practitioner in a fine art museum
dc.date.updated 2011-07-13T15:38:21Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3485
dc.contributor.committeeMember Garner, Jennifer
dc.description.department Theatre and Dance
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Theatre and Dance
thesis.degree.discipline Theatre
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts

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