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ERIC Number: EJ979834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Mapping the Archives: 2
Jackson, Anthony
Research in Drama Education, v17 n3 p371-375 2012
With this issue, "RiDE" continues its new occasional series of short informational pieces on archives in the field of drama and theatre education and applied theatre and performance. Each instalment includes summaries of one or more collections of significant material in the field. Over time this will build into a readily accessible directory of archival resources, which will be updated as necessary and available via the "RiDE" website as an ongoing resource for researchers, teachers, and practitioners. This second instalment is dedicated wholly to the important Child Drama Collection (CDC) at Arizona State University (summarized by Katherine Krzys). The CDC is the largest repository in the world that documents the international history of professional theatre for young audiences, youth theatre and educational theatre programmes from pre-school to university, dating as far back as the sixteenth century. It was created to advance and disseminate knowledge about the past and present and foster research, teaching, publication, and lifelong learning about child drama, thus creating new viewpoints for the future. Future instalments will include: (1) the "Unfinished Histories" archives (documenting alternative theatre in Britain); (2) the SCYPT Playscript Collection at Leeds University; and (3) the TIE (Theatre in Education)/TYP collection from London Drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama. The aim is to include not only the established, fully catalogued and well-known collections, but also the lesser-known, possibly quite small and "emergent" collections (e.g. those which exist in one location but have yet to be systematically catalogued); and significant collections contained within larger archives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona