Activating minor pedagogy in an adaptation and staging of The Little Prince

Melanie Kitchens O’Meara

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Abstract

In 2016, I adapted and directed a chamber theatre production of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince at Augusta University. The experience was new for my students and our audience, who are accustomed to Augusta University theatre directors producing plays that largely draw on representational practices in a realistic mode. Inspired by Robert Breen’s chamber theatre as reinvigorated by Michael Bowman, my adaptation and staging applied what Bertolt Brecht refers to as Minor Pedagogy to integrate presentational techniques into the theatre program at Augusta University. The discussion is relevant to many performance studies scholars and practitioners, particularly those navigating careers in conventional theatre and communication programs at small institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-55
Number of pages19
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

Keywords

  • Minor pedagogy
  • chamber theatre
  • epic theatre
  • novelization
  • stylization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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