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ERIC Number: EJ1133914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Birmingham Rep, Youth and Community, and the Products and Possibilities of Precarity
Cochrane, Claire
Research in Drama Education, v22 n1 p36-49 2017
Birmingham Rep, a leading producing theatre based in the UK's "second city", has historically had a complex relationship with the cultural priorities of its home city. In recent years, Birmingham City Council has faced multiple challenges represented by debt burden, government-imposed cuts in public funding, scandals linked to failing children's services and fears of Islamic radicalisation in the city's schools. From a detailed consideration of the way the Rep's artistic policy has been shaped in the context of chronic financial instability and these broader challenges, I argue that the increasingly central position youth and community engagement has assumed signals a major paradigm shift in the expectations associated with the role and function of the regional producing theatre in the UK.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham)
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