Lived experience and devised theatre practice : a study of Australian and Norwegian theatre students' devised theatrical practice

Haagensen, Cecilie (2014) Lived experience and devised theatre practice : a study of Australian and Norwegian theatre students' devised theatrical practice. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study explores the incorporation of young people's lived experience upon the creative dynamics in the development of devised performance practice. By employing Vygotsky's creativity theory to devising processes the role of lived experience is analyzed through three case studies located in two theatre education colleges in Norway and Australia. The study demonstrates how young peoples' life experience is a primary resource that is developed and reasoned upon in the creative performance practice. A key finding of the study is the identification of two distinct type of performance outcome in devised theatre practice, described as "livsbasert/life-based" and "egenskapt/self-made" that will enable devised theatre to have a more nuanced understanding of both process and product in the Nordic context.

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ID Code: 76152
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Gattenhof, Sandra & Haseman, Brad
Keywords: Devised theatre, Lived experience, Vygotsky, Creativity, Theatre education
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2014 02:04
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:33

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