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An Ethnotheatrical Approach to Teaching the History of the Lebanese War

Chebli, Karim (2024) An Ethnotheatrical Approach to Teaching the History of the Lebanese War. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This research delves into the intersection of history education and ethnotheater, with a specific focus on the Lebanese Civil War. The study aims to fill the gap left by the absence of a comprehensive written historical narrative of the conflict by drawing from diverse artistic artifacts and conflicting historical views.
The study introduces an interdisciplinary approach, shifting away from traditional rote learning. It explores how theater devising can effectively convey historical events, fostering empathy and critical thinking skills among students. By engaging with underrepresented voices, the research advocates for a more holistic understanding of history, challenging dominant narratives and encouraging students to approach the past with a critical lens.

In summary, this study bridges the gap between history and theater education, emphasizing the importance of ethnotheater in shaping informed and empathetic learners.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chebli, KarimKAC501@pitt.edukac501
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCroot,
Committee MemberPacio, Thomas
Committee MemberTrumbull,
Date: 13 May 2024
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 April 2024
Approval Date: 13 May 2024
Submission Date: 4 April 2024
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 124
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Theater Arts
Degree: MFA - Master of Fine Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: interdisciplinarity, ethnodrama
Date Deposited: 13 May 2024 13:47
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 13:47

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