Contemporary Theatre Education and Creative Learning : a Great British Journey

Date

2021-06-23

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

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Book

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This book considers the state of contemporary theatre education in Great Britain is in two parts. The first half considers the national identities of each of the three mainland nations of England, Scotland, and Wales to understand how these differing identities are reflected and refracted through culture, theatre education and creative learning. The second half attends to 21st century theatre education, proposing a more explicit correlation between contemporary theatre and theatre education. It considers how theatre education in the country has arrived at its current state and why it is often marginalised in national discourse. Attention is given to some of the most significant developments in contemporary theatre education across the three nations, reflecting on how such practice is informed by and offers a challenge to conceptions of place and nation. Drawing upon the latest research and strategic thinking in culture and the arts, and providing over thirty interviews and practitioner case studies, this book is infused with a rigorous and detailed analysis of theatre education, and illuminated by the voices and perspectives of innovative theatre practitioners.

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Keywords

creativity, learning, education, United Kingdom, theatre, England, Scotland, Wales

Citation

Crossley, M. (2021) Contemporary Theatre Education and Creative Learning : a Great British Journey. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies