There is no audience: the problem of the spectator in children’s theatre

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Abstract

This paper examines the issue of differentiation within performances for young audiences. Using the performance project, The Little Box of Wonders, it compares the processes undertaken within drama workshops for children to ensure the engagement with participants as individuals, with the ways in which performances engage with spectators as a single audience entity. It argues that differentiation may be achieved through a range of formal strategies that might be regarded as characteristic of effective children's theatre.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
EventBelfast Children’s Festival Making Space Symposium - University of Ulster, Belfast Campus
Duration: 1 May 2010 → …

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ConferenceBelfast Children’s Festival Making Space Symposium
Period1/05/10 → …

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