Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education

Theatre as a Medium for Children and Young People: Images and Observations

Authors: Schonmann, Shifra

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This book is a journey into the dual territory of educational and theatrical settings. It advances the knowledge in these settings by touching upon provocative questions, by dealing with the limitations and challenging the new possibilities of theatre for young people. It is an attempt to bring intellectual rigour and some theoretical perspectives drawn from recent theatre and aesthetic theory to the field of theatre for young people. It fills the gap in the literature on theatre for young audiences. The author poses questions of the work that are penetrating and thought provoking and clearly stem from her own observations of and reflections upon various kinds of children's theatre (CT) and of 'watching children watching' CT over many years. This book is an analysis of images and arguments in theatre for young people. It aims at triggering the reader's interest in this subject as an artistic, educational and cultural phenomenon.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Boundaries: Between Theatre for Young People and Adults' Theatre

    Pages 9-27

  • An Experience: A Unique Cultural and Artistic Phenomenon

    Pages 29-49

  • The Audience: Levels of Communication with Children

    Pages 51-67

  • Catharsis: The Nature of Private and Public Catharsis in Children's Theatre

    Pages 69-86

  • Conventions: Shedding Light on the Sign System used in Theatre for Young People

    Pages 87-117

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Softcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre as a Medium for Children and Young People: Images and Observations
Authors
Series Title
Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4440-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4440-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4438-0
Series ISSN
1573-4528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 224
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