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ERIC Number: EJ861449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Writing "Everyday Theatre": Applied Theatre, or Just TIE Rides Again?
O'Toole, John
Research in Drama Education, v14 n4 p479-501 Nov 2009
The centre of this article is a critical description of the development and production of "Everyday Theatre's" performed pretext, called "replay@timeout", including a detailed account of the devising process and the programme's content. The programme is located within the history and traditions both of theatre in education (TIE) and process drama, as well as contemporary practice in applied theatre. The author demonstrates that the principles and practice underlying all the decisions, aesthetic, pedagogical and logistic, consciously sprang from, and occasionally differed from, these interwoven and complementary traditions, in a complex blend. The opportunities given to the team, and some of the strengths of the programme, are identified, along with some of its constraints, weaknesses and casualties. Together with the company's director, the author identified the programme's essential aesthetic and pedagogical principles, and these then had to be realised through negotiation with the company since the programme was group-devised. How the content and activities for the interactive audiences emerged, and how they relate to those principles and the sponsor's briefs forms the main story of this article, embedded in the wider context of applied theatre and TIE. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia