Resee the Beauty of the Temples: A Case Study on a Children’s Theatre Workshop Combined an Oral History Story Theatre (74159)

Session Information: Cultural Studies
Session Chair: Evelyn M. Malinowski

Saturday, 23 September 2023 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Religious buildings worldwide, including temples in Taiwan, have utilized religious legends, myths, and classical literature to teach people in an expression of art, culture, and humanity. With globalization, people have gradually forgotten the art, education, and entertainment contexts of temples. This study adopted that the temple as a museum and explored whether a teaching activity that involves public drama performance can facilitate people’s understanding of diverse cultures in temples. Using a 3 days theatre workshop for children playing the stories from the painting on the walls in temple, and collecting the oral history stories from the community and making as a story theatre played by professional actors, and then combine these two types of performances as a program in front of the temple. The results indicated that incorporating the stories from the temple into the workshop as a drama performance can help children and the community gain a further understanding of temple decorations and arts. Moreover, professional actors playing with children can be as a model learning for children and enable the audience to experience the culture contexts and diverse values of temples, to resee the beauty of the temples with new vision.

Kuo LingChun, University of Tainan, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
I am a Doctoral Student from the University of Tainan in Taiwan, majoring in Curriculum & Instruction, Department of Education. I specialize in the course design in applying drama in communicating between past and present generations.

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