Foreman, Jennifer 1949-

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FOREMAN, Jennifer 1949-


PERSONAL: Born January 16, 1949, in Stoke-on-Trent, England; daughter of Sidney and Doris Foreman; children: Anne Booth, Eleanor Booth. Ethnicity: "British." Education: University of Hull, degree (English/drama, with honors), 1970, M.Ed., 1988; Laban Certificate of Movement Studies, 1971.


ADDRESSES: Home—Hull, England. Agent—c/o Lutterworth Press, James Clarke and Co. Ltd., Box 60, Cambridge CB1 2NT, England.


CAREER: Actress and teacher.

MEMBER: British Society of Authors.

AWARDS, HONORS: National Society for Education in Art and Design/BEROL Curriculum Development Award.


WRITINGS:


Maskwork, Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England), 2000.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on drama and citizenship and on masks in Shakespeare.


SIDELIGHTS: Jennifer Foreman told CA: "My writing springs from my work in theater and education and from a desire to advocate the educational significance of performing arts through masks and mask-making. Another intention behind writing Maskwork was to make the subject of masks more accessible and less 'fusty.' As my main interest lies in using mask-making as a vehicle for creative work, and I wanted the book to appeal to any teacher, lecturer, or artist who was searching for a 'way in' or stimuli for their work in theater and education. I have written about the projects I have used to motivate and involve the people, of all ages and backgrounds, with whom I have worked over the years. I encourage improvisation in techniques and use easily obtainable materials. Maskwork projects are fun, but the results are often stunning and always different.

"I am currently researching masks in Shakespeare's plays and his time, with a view to publishing a workshop project on the subject."