translated by David Greene). Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 1956. An excellent translation of the ancient play. This will be beneficial to teachers as background for the Prometheus’ myth as well as a translation that the students can read and enjoy.
Bananas. For information: Pilot Arts Project, Center for Theatre Techniques in Education, 1850 Elm Street, Stratford, Ct. 06497 A source book written by artists that shares with the reader a variety of multi-arts activities. As one of the contributors I feel this book can be very helpful to teachers in adding creative games and a theatre techniques approach to their repertoire.
The History of the Greek and Roman Theater.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1961. An informative, comprehensive look at the history of the Greek theatre. I found the photographs in this book to be excellent. The book is well illustrated and the best source I found for a visual sense of the Greek Theatre.
The Great Ages of Man. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1965. A comprehensive look at ancient Greece and its culture. A good source of photographs with a nice section on the Theatre.
Burrows, David J., Lapides, Frederick R., and Shawcross, John T.; Editors.
Myths and Motifs in Literature.
New York: The Free Press, 1973. Not specifically relevant to the Prometheus myth but a good source book for English teachers on how the traces of myth can be seen in modern literature.
Arnott, Peter D.
An Introduction to the Greek Theatre.
London The Macmillan Press LTD., 1959. An easy to read and enjoyable look at the history of the Greek Theatre. Arnott is a theatre professor and I liked his approach to the subject.
Myths of the Greeks and Romans.
New York: New American Library (Menter Books). 1962. An excellent book that interprets the Prometheus myth as seen in Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound. I found Grant’s views on Prometheus very enlightening and they served as a foundation for this unit.
Kime: A Playbook of Silent Fantasy.
Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books, 1982 For the teacher who wants to work with pantomime as a technique as well as a method for dramatization. This is an excellent source book of games and exercises. It is illustrated with photos and is easy to understand.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1959. A readable translation that includes Prometheus as seen in Works and Days and in the Theogony. This translation will be enjoyed by most students and I plan to use excerpts from it in teaching my unit.
Prometheus: Archetypal Image of Human Existence
. New York, N.Y.: Bollingen Foundation, 1963. A philisophical look at Prometheus as he appears throughout ancient and modern literature. Ideas from this book could serve as fuel for class discussions though it is too difficult for students to read.
The Development of the Theatre.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1966. My college text, with the first chapter given to the history of the Greek Theater. It is very readable. I think students might even enjoy it and there are excellent photos.
50 Projects for Creative Dramatics.
Rowayton, Ct.: New Plays for Children, 1971. An activity book that is filled with exciting, easy to lead drama activities.
Pickard-Cambridge, Sir Arthur.
The Dramatic Festivals of Athens.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968. A comprehensive, academic study of the Greek Theatre. I found this to be a very helpful resource.
A Handbook of Greek Mythology.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1959. This is the book that was most valuable to me in my research. Rose has cataloguedevery myth and notes the ancient sources it appears in. A fascinating and invaluable book.
Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques.
Evanston, 11: Northwestern University Press, 1963. This is one of the best theatre books ever written. A novice could teach a theatre class in improvisation just reading this book and following Miss Spolin’s directions. I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in theatre techniques in education.