Theatre as a medium for children and young people: Images and observations

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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.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    Number of pages224
    ISBN (Print)1402044399, 9781402044380
    StatePublished - 2006

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    Address Correspondence: Gao-Jun Teng, MD Department of Radiology, Zhong-da Hospital Medical School, Southeast University 87 Dingjiaqiao Road, Nanjing 210009, China E-mail:; Bin-Yan Zhong, Chun-Gen Wu, Shi-Cheng He and Hai-Dong Zhu contributed equally to this project . This study was funded by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program # 2013CB733800, 2013733803), the National High-tech Research Foundation of China (863 project #2012AA022701), the National Scientific and Technical Achievement Translation Foundation ([2012]258), the Jiangsu Provincial Special Program of Medical Science (BL2013029), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81230034, 81171434). Funding sources had no involvement in the financial support for the conduct of the research and preparation of the article.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (all)
    • Arts and Humanities (all)


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