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ERIC Number: EJ861448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Unnoticed Miracles
O'Connor, Peter
Research in Drama Education, v14 n4 p583-597 Nov 2009
This article examines the nature of relationships between funders and applied theatre companies. Recognising that this is a murky terrain where competing agendas and goals can jeopardise the effectiveness of applied theatre programmes, the article traces the history of the funding relationship between Applied Theatre Consultants Ltd and Child, Youth and Family. In retelling the tangled web of the relationship, we arrive at an understanding of how the nature of the relationship determines not only the scope of an applied theatre programme but also its ends, its aesthetic framing and eventually its effectiveness or otherwise. The article challenges the manner in which applied theatre companies can become unwitting dupes of government agencies, and at worse complicit in using theatre to achieve dubious funder's ends.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand