Bus journeys, sandwiches and play: young children and the theatre event

Miles, Emma (2018) Bus journeys, sandwiches and play: young children and the theatre event. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 23 (1). pp. 20-39. ISSN 1470-112X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2017.1396889

Abstract

Theatre for Early Years (TEY) audiences is a relatively new and growing area of practice. This article arises from empirical research with a group of children aged three and four, who made repeat visits to watch TEY performances at Polka Theatre in London. Drawing on literature from education studies, theatre studies and cultural geography, this article explores the pedagogy of TEY beyond the performance in isolation. By reflecting on our journeys to and activities at the theatre, I propose a contextually embedded understanding of the wider TEY event, as well as some of the ways that researchers and educators might seek to better comprehend or enhance this.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Theater, Theatre for Early Years Audiences, children, learning
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 08:25
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:59
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704567

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