Looking for Shakespeare: Anatomy of a youth theatre project

Alistair Martin-Smith, Shifra Schonmann

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The Looking for Shakespeare theatre outreach program for young people aged 12 to 18 years wasproduced by New York University 's Program in Educational Theatre at the Provincetown Playhouse inGreenwich Village . This study, designed as a short-term observational research project conducted overa period of five weeks, looks into the young people's production of Cymbeline,which was performed as aplay within a play, with each actor creating a contemporary character as well as a Shakespearecharacter. The study's focal point is on the vital tension between the process and the product. Theresults are directly relevant to educational practice. The authors hope to generate a renewed dialogue onthe significance of doing theatre projects with adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalIDEA Journal/Applied Theatre Researcher
StatePublished - 2005


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