Poetry & Language  

50 Best Plays for Young Audiences (Paperback)

Vicky Ireland

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A book for students and lovers of theatre, parents and politicians, teachers and actors, a guide to progress over fifty years in a field of theatre dedicated to children and young people. There has been wonderful work created all over the UK but this is very much a personal reflection, based on Vicky Ireland's and Paul Harman's working knowledge of playwriting and production in England. At its heart is a detailed listing of fifty plays by English playwrights chosen by their contemporaries which have most influenced those working professionally to make theatre for young audiences in England today. It describes a journey during which many attitudes towards education and the arts have changed, much has been learned and maybe too much forgotten.2015 marked 50 years of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (known by its French acronym, ASSITEJ). From a handful of European countries ASSITEJ has grown to be a presence in over 80 countries in every continent, promoting the right of every child to experience theatre.1 965 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, in Coventry. Today, worldwide, practitioners in participatory or immersive theatre are working with children and young people, exploring their real world with them and helping them to express that experience through theatre.New generations of theatre makers will find this book a useful signpost to sources of inspiration in their future work for young audiences.


Product Details

  • Product code: AZBLP
  • ISBN: 9781910798997
  • Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 216
  • Publish date: Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 9

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