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50 Best Plays for Young Audiences; Theatre-Making for Children and Young People in England 1965-2015

Vicky Ireland & Paul Harman - eds Price: $16.95

Celebrating 50 years of theatre for young audiences, this essential guide outlines the development of the movement and provides a curated list of 50 favourite plays written and produced for young people

With contributions from key writers and directors, it not only charts the progress of theatre dedicated to children and young people, it's also packed with essays, contact lists and links to internet resources

It describes a journey which began in 1965 with the establishing of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People

From a handful of European countries, the Association has now grown to be a presence in over 80 countries in every continent, promoting the right of every child to experience theatre

1965 was also the year in which a remarkable and unique experiment combining drama, theatre and education, known as Theatre in Education began in the UK

And so today, practitioners in participatory or immersive theatre are now working with children and young people throughout the world

But at the heart of the guide is a detailed list of 50 plays by English playwrights chosen by their contemporaries which have most influenced theatre makers for young audiences

Each of the 50 plays includes synopsis, cast size, running time, audience recommendation, and where to purchase

Many also include original production photographs

Compiled by two leading practitioners, this is a must-have seminal resource

Theatre for Children and Young People

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