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Set the Stage! Teaching Italian through Theater: Theories, Methods, and Practices


Instructors of foreign and second languages (L2) who use full-scale play production as a central component of their teaching are a small community with much in common.They share intellectual curiosity for innovative methods, a rich and varied approach to the use of literary texts in the L2 classroom, genuine enthusiasm for theater, and, most of all, the belief that theater can be a transformative experience both personally and pedagogically.In addition, many of them combine the profile of L2 and literature teachers with that of theater aficionados; in most cases they have acted, attended diction courses, or devoted themselves to the study of theater as a literary genre.


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