Theatre for Children and Young People - 50 years of Professional Theatre in the UK

Theatre for Children and Young People - 50 years of Professional Theatre in the UK $24.99

Stuart Bennett - ed

Published by Aurora Metro

This is the first publication to give the whole story of Theatre for Children and Young People and its unique development in the UK

It explores how it has responded to cultural diversity in a continually changing social and political context over 50 years

Presenting theatre as both an Art Form experience and as an Educational Force it includes Articles by Leading Writers, Directors and Companies ...

★ From the beginning to the new Unicorn Theatre
★ Writing and directing creatively for young audiences
★ David Wood/Jacqueline Wilson on stage
★ Theatre in Education/theatre in schools
★ Family Audiences and Story Theatre
★ Creating theatre for special and community audiences
★ Developments across the UK/International links

Essential reading for drama and theatre practitioners and students of contemporary and educational theatre


'The most readable drama book of the year' ~ Drama Magazine

'Children need to go to the theatre as they need to run in the fresh air ... If you deprive them of theatre, they perish on the inside. ~ Philip Pullman

'This book deals, in a multitude of ways, with the interaction between play and the play ... good to have on offer so many voices and such a wealth of experience, often with concrete examples, tips on writing and directing; the principles of TIE' ~ Times Education Supplement


Paul Harman (Author), Tony Graham (Author), Vicky Ireland (Author), David Wood (Author), Andrew Breakwell (Author), Stuart Bennett (Editor), Cheryl Robson (Editor)

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