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Theatre and Education
     

Theatre and Education

by Helen Nicholson
 

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What motivates theatre-makers who work in education? How can theatre respond to young people's experiences of living in a globalised world?

Theatre& Education provides an insight into the energy, passion and values that have inspired the most inventive theatre-makers who work with young people in educational settings. It charts early debates that

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What motivates theatre-makers who work in education? How can theatre respond to young people's experiences of living in a globalised world?

Theatre& Education provides an insight into the energy, passion and values that have inspired the most inventive theatre-makers who work with young people in educational settings. It charts early debates that motivated twentieth-century radical theatre-makers to work with young people, and offers an analysis of contemporary practices. It argues that the aesthetic principles and educational ideals that inform theatre and education drive at the heart of why theatre matters.
 
Foreword by Edward Bond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230364646
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
Theatre And
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
File size:
154 KB

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'[a] brilliant series...these mini paperbacks each give an insightful, focused overview of a key topic...start collecting now.' - Whatsonstage.com'

...Palgrave Macmillan's excellent new outward-looking, eclectic Theatre& ... series.These short books, written by leading theatre academics, do much to reintroduce some of the brightest names in theatre academia to the general reader. Plus, the matrix of references to bigger books soon builds quite a comprehensive catch-up reading list for those of us who graduated more than a decade ago and are interested in where contemporary thinking is at...'

- Guardian Theatre Blog, September 2009, http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2009/sep/10/theatre-critics-academics-artists

'This is a wide-ranging but precise account of the movement for creating theatre for young audiences. It records its history and examines its various, often conflicting, philosophies.' – Edward Bond

'This is a short book that could easily be read at one longish sitting. It will primarily appeal to those involved in the field but can also act as a useful introduction to the subject for anybody with an interest.' - The British Theatre Guide

'For those of us interested in the knotty paradoxes that sit at the core of theatre's meta-theatrical truth-effects – an ethics that is no longer ethics, a politics that is political for how it is yet to be imagined, an idea of the human that displaces itself the moment it is performed – these pithy glimpses at the enigma of what theatre might be doing when it does itself well are timely engagements with some of the twenty-first century's most pressing philosophical preoccupations.' - Review of Theatre & series, Performance Paradigm

Meet the Author

HELEN NICHOLSON is Reader in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where she specializes in Applied Drama and Contemporary Theatre. She is editor of the journal RIDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance and author of Applied Drama (Palgrave Macmillan 2005).

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