Staging childhoods : experiments in authentic theatre making practice with children

Budd, Natasha N. (2014) Staging childhoods : experiments in authentic theatre making practice with children. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This practice-led PhD project investigates the ways in which society positions children through a broad set of social, cultural and historical considerations and examines these within the frame of theatre making. The study proposes a model of practice that moves beyond participant empowerment toward a more dynamic understanding of the creative process that sees adults and children working together to create mainstream artistic product. It contends that this model creates conditions conducive to authentic theatre making practice with children as evidenced in the researcher’s original performance work Joy Fear and Poetry.

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ID Code: 76092
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Makeham, Paul, McArdle, Felicity, & Enoch, Wesley
Keywords: practice-led, authenticity, ethics, child performer, childhood, democratic centre, empowerment, theatre, children, Theatre for Children and Young People
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2014 00:01
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 14:46

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