For each chapter, the Guide includes profiles of representative companies. Important productions and influential dramatists, directors, designers, performers, and pedagogues are also mentioned.
Author: Lowell Swortzell
Category: Performing Arts
Swortzell has constructed a seminal reference work that chronicles the history, current state of artistic achievement, and foremost future needs of children's theater in 44 different countries. . . . an excellent first resource for diverse forms of research, and quite accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. Choice After a visit to the Children's Educational Theatre in New York City, the first American theatre intended specifically for children and adolescents, Mark Twain declared that children's theatre is one of the very, very great inventions of the twentieth century. The Guide is designed as a reference book, surveying theatre for young people in forty-five countries from Australia to Zimbabwe, as well as examining some of the provocative paradoxes, questions, and concerns that plague and inspire children's theatre. Arranged in alphabetical order by country, the Guide documents the history of the children's theatre movement in each country, defines its current state of artistic achievement, and projects its foremost needs for the future. For each chapter, the Guide includes profiles of representative companies. Important productions and influential dramatists, directors, designers, performers, and pedagogues are also mentioned.
Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques
. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1999. Swortzell, Lowell. International Guide to Children's Theatre and Educational Theatre: A Historical
Author: Kelly Eggers
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
This book introduces readers to the world of children's theater by highlighting one specific model, The Oyster River Players, a small children's theater company in New Hampshire. By exploring the history and dynamics of their own theater company, authors Kelly and Walter Eggers apply broader implications, expanding their focus to include children's theaters of other kinds and in different cultural settings. Throughout the book, the Eggers show how children's theater succeeds in helping young people learn in ways that would be otherwise inaccessible. Through forays into philosophy and history, as well as personal testimonies, the authors present a coherent argument for the need for children's theaters in nearly every community.
187-209. Styan, J. L. (1975). Drama, Stage and Audience. London: Cambridge
University Press. Swortzell, L. (1990). Introduction: “A Very Great Invention”. In L.
Swortzell (Ed.) International Guide to Children's Theatre and Educational Theatre
Author: Shifra Schonmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is a journey into the dual territory of educational and theatrical settings. It advances the knowledge in these settings by touching upon provocative questions, by dealing with the limitations and challenging the new possibilities of theatre for young people. It is an attempt to bring intellectual rigor and some theoretical perspectives drawn from recent theatre and aesthetic theory to the field of theatre for young people.
An index concludes this useful book. See also Swortzell's International Guide to Children's Theatre and Educational Theatre (entry 455). 433. McPharlin, Paul.
The Puppet Theatre in America: A History, 1524-1948. With a Supplement
Author: Linda Keir Simons
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Substantially describes and evaluates 757 of the most important and useful directories, indexes, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other references on theater, dance, and such related arts as puppetry, mime, and magic. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This is followed by selected bibliographies of books on children ' s theatre ,
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ASSITEJ ( Association Internationale du Theatre pour l ' Enfance et la Jeunesse )
Author: Nellie McCaslin
Category: Performing Arts
[A] long overdue retrospective of the major playwrights, theatre companies, and professional organizations which have sustained the children's theatre movement in this country. . . . Part One of McCaslin's book is a historical overview of the significant trends and changes which have characterized children's theatre and influenced the art and craft of playwriting. . . . Part Two, the bulk of McCaslin's guide, contains an alphabetical listing of over 350 educational, community, and commercial theatre companies as wella s national and regional organizations--some no longer operating--which have made children's theatre the main thrust of their work. . . . Several appendixes augment the usefulness of this altogether practical and meticulously researched reference book. Children's Literature Association Quarterly An authoritative reference for children's theater professionals, educators, and enthusiasts, McCaslin's historical guide will be frequently used in public, college, and university libraries. ARBA Those who are associated with children's theater in any way will want to study this book thoroughly and keep it as a handy reference guide. . . . Thanks to Nellie McCaslin, the history of children's theater can take its rightful place beside all other theater history. Applause Professor McCaslin, a leading authority in the field, examines the history of the companies and organizations that struggled to bring live theatrical entertainment to children from 1903, beginning with a theater founded by a settlement house on New York's Lower East Side, to the present day. She begins with an overview of children's theatre history. The main text consists of alphabetically arranged profiles of both early and current producing companies and associations that have made a significant contribution to the field. Appendixes to the volume supply a Personalities Roster, a Geographical Index, and a Chronology of Events significant in the history of the children's theatre movement.
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Swortzell's International Guide to Children's Theatre and Educational Theatre ...
Author: Don Rubin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This new paperback edition provides a unique examination of theatre in Asia and the Pacific and is written by leading experts from within the countries covered. Its far-reaching scope and broad interpretation of theatre (to include all types of performance) set it apart from any other similar publication. Entries on 33 Asian countries are featured in this volume, preceded by introductory essays on Asian Theatre, Theatre in the Pacific, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mask Theatre and Puppetry. The volume contains approximately 300,000 words and includes national essays of up to 25,000 words each. The countries include: Afghanistan * Australia * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia * India * Indonesia * Iran * Japan * Kazakhstan *Kirghizia * Laos * Malaysia * Myanmar * Mongolia * Nepal *New Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * PhilippinesNew Zealand * Pakistan * Papua New Guinea * Philippines *Singapore * South Korea * South Pacific * Sri Lanka * Tadjikistan * Thailand * Turkmenistan * Vietnam
Margaret Irby Nichols, Christine Gehrt Wynar. 1781 International Guide to Children ' s Theatre and Educational Theatre : A Historical and Geographical
Sourcebook . Lowell Swortzell , ed . Westport , Conn . : Greenwood Press , 1990 .
Author: Margaret Irby Nichols
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers
Arts Council of Great Britain (1966) The Provision of Theatre for Young People in
Great Britain, London: ACGB. Deary, T. ... (1990) International Guide to Children's Theatre and Educational Theatre, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Way, B.
Author: Anthony Jackson
Category: Performing Arts
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Montréal : École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal / University of
Waterloo , 1992 . Swortzell , Lowell , ed . International Guide to Children ' s Theatre and Educational Theatre , A Historical and Geographical Source Book .
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Défi ( Le ) du théâtre pour enfants au Québec et au Canada — The challenge of Children ' s Theatre in Quebec and in ... International Guide to Children ' s Theatre and Educational Theatre , A Historical and Geographical Source Book .
What we do know comes primarily from brief entries in Lowell Swortzell ' s International Guide to Children ' s Theatre and Educational Theatre : A Historical
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The scripts of three plays by John Clark Donahue, artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, are published in this volume along with background material and illustrations which, together, ...
Author: John Clark Donahue
Publisher: Minnesota Archive Editions
The Cookie Jar and Other Plays was first published in 1975. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The scripts of three plays by John Clark Donahue, artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, are published in this volume along with background material and illustrations which, together, provide a look behind the scenes at the company, its personnel, methods, and productions. The company, which has achieved notable success, is regarded as a leading exponent of children's theater in this country. The plays included in this volume are The Cookie Jar, How Could You Tell?,andOld King of Malfi.All by been presented by the Children's Theatre Company. Linda Walsh Jenkins provides an introduction and commentary on the plays. There are also a profile of John Donahue and material based on interviews with him and with other theater personnel — directors, composers, designers, and others. This and other information, including a sketch of the history and background of the Children's Theatre Company, will be illuminating and helpful to other theater groups and individuals interested in the development of children's theater. There are sixteen pages of photographs, including four pages in color, showing scenes from Children's Theatre Company productions of the plays. Examples from the musical scores composed for the productions are also reproduced. Under Mr. Donahue's direction the company has evolved an ensemble approach to production, in which script, music, and acting develop simultaneously throughout the rehearsal period. The dominant theme in his work with the company has been an educational one, based on his belief that the theater should be an educational environment which helps young persons to develop their creative abilities.
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Shakespeare and the theatre of his time . ... Theatre - in - education directory : a
descriptive guide to theatre - in - education teams and children ' s theatre groups
Washington , D.C. , American Educational Theatre Association . ... 1969 “ The
Development of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young
People With Particular Emphasis on ... 1951 Children's Theatre Manual : A Guide
for the Operation and Organization of a Non - profit Community Children's Theatre .
International Guide to Children's Theatre & Educational Theatre : A Historical &
Geographical Source Book . Dec. 1989. lib . bdg . write for info . ( ISBN 0-313-
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