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- DescriptionThe essays in volume 23 of Theatre Symposium offer a rich exploration of depictions of youth in works of theatre as well as the role youth play in the creation and performance of drama. The curtain rises on Theatre and Youth, volume 23 of Theatre Symposium with keyte reflections by Suzan Zeder, the distinguished playwright of theatre for youth, and presents eleven original essays about theatre's reflections of youth and the role of young people in making and performing theatre. The first set of essays draws from robustly diverse sources: the work of Frank Wedekind in nineteenth-century Germany, Peter Pan's several stage incarnations, Evgeny Shvarts's antitotalitarian plays in Soviet Russia, and Christopher Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage, whose depictions of childhood comment on both the classical period as well as Marlowe's own Elizabethan age. The second part of the collection explores and illustrates how youth participate in theatre, the cognitive benefits youth reap from theatre practice, and the ameliorating power of theatre to help at-risk youth. These essays show fascinating and valuable case studies of, for example, theatre employed in geography curricula to strengthen spatial thinking, theatre as an antidote to youth delinquency, and theatre teaching Latis in the south strategies for coping in a multilingual world. Rounding out this exemplary collection are a pair of essays that survey the state of the art, the significance of theatre-for-youth programming choices, and the shifting attitudes young Americans are bringing to the discipline. Eclectic and vital, this expertly curated collection will be of interest to educators and theatre professionals alike.
- Author BiographyDavid S. Thompson is the Annie Louise Harrison Waterman Professor of Theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Agnes Scott College, USA. Thompson's articles and commentaries have appeared in theatrical publications, online sources, and a variety of leading newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- PublisherThe University of Alabama Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2015
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationAlabama
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of Alabama Press
- Content Note2 black & white illustrations
- Weight525 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Edited byDavid Samuel Charles Thompson
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