Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre
- Paperback / softback, 194 pages, 244 mm x 170 mm
- 31 Mar 2010
- Trentham Books Ltd
Part One: Contexts and Questions Chapter 1 Theatre for Children and Education Philip Pullman: Theatre - the true key stage Chapter 2 From Audience Development to Cultural Rights Tony Graham: Children grow up not down Chapter 3 Quality in Theatre for Children Peter Manscher and Peter Jankovic: Eye-level Part Two: The Theatrical Experience Chapter 4 Researching Children's lived Experiences of Theatre Chapter 5 Theatrical Illusion and Material Reality Chapter 6 Theatrical Competence Chapter 7 Moral or Metaphorical Engagement Part Three: Enhancing Engagement Chapter 8 Enhancing Engagement Chapter 9 Drawing on the Experience Chapter 10 Talking about Theatre Talking about Theatre resource Conclusion 'Looking': Photographs by Lisa Barnard The Audience's Gaze
This inspirational book, that cares passionately about the child's gaze, should be welcomed and cherished.
...a colourful and fascinating account of children's experiences of theatre... This book demonstrates how, when done well, educational research can have transformative and emancipatory effects on participants.
...makes an important contribution to the field ...through its critical interrogation of previous theories and rigorous original inquiry. His work will inspire others to embrace empirical research with young people and help us further understand their theatre-going experiences.
A fantastic resource for everyone interested in children's theatre. Mathew Reason's groundbreaking research provides fresh insights into children's experiences of live theatre which are of great benefit to arts and education communities across the world.