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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theatre, Education and Performance

ISBN 9780230345027
Publication Date April 2011
Formats Ebook Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

Theatre education has often provided theatre-makers with radical new ways to encourage social participation and aesthetic engagement. This timely new book raises questions about how twentieth century practices have been revised in the twenty-first century, and how theatre-makers are finding new ways to engage young people in contemporary issues.

  • Winner of the American Alliance Of Theatre And Education Distinguished Book Award 2012

HELEN NICHOLSON Professor of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She is the author of Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre (Palgrave, 2005), Theatre & Education (Palgrave 2009) and co-editor of Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (Routledge).

Mapping Stories
PART I: Looking Back: Histories and Landscapes
Spaces to Imagine: Theatre and Social Reform
Spaces to Play: Childhood, Theatre and Educational Utopias
Places to Learn: Activity and Activism
PART II: Moving On: Theatre Education in the Twenty-first Century
Traces and Places
Globalisation and Regeneration: Re-branding Creativity
Dramatising Home: Places of Safety and Risk
'This Island's Mine': National Identity and Questions of Belonging
International Spaces: Global Citizenship and Cultural Exchange
Changing Worlds: Performing Science, Theatre and Public Engagement 
Cool Spaces: Learning in Theatre and Beyond Theatres


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