ERIC Number: ED207121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Wanderings in Western Europe. Theatre for Young Audiences around the World: Aesthetic and Political Trends.
Oaks, Harold R.
Noting that theatre for young people in Europe is much more aggressive in seeking to influence the attitudes and ideas of audiences than that of the United States, this paper examines the political and social trends occurring in children's theatre in four European countries. Following an introduction to this trend toward "educational theatre," the paper discusses the theatre companies, the range of plays performed, and the social issues portrayed in England, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Finland. The paper concludes that these political/social trends in theatre for children tend to be stronger in countries where there is political unrest, such as Portugal and Spain. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Childrens Theater; Denmark; England; Finland; Netherlands
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Dallas, TX, August 9-12, 1981).