By N. Kindelan
Exploring the methods undergraduate theatre courses can play an important function in achieving the goals and studying results of a modern liberal schooling, Kindelan argues that theatre's signature pedagogy is helping all undergraduates turn into actively engaged in constructing serious and value-focused abilities.
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Artistic Literacy: Theatre Studies and a Contemporary Liberal Education by N. Kindelan