March, 2020

  • When Pupils Go to Theatre: The Activation of Memory and the Mnemonic Depiction

    Going to theatre, may be a unique experience for schoolchildren, which is indelibly etched in their memory. The Primary School pupil-spectator comes in touch with the theatre principles and is initiated in its world. S/he experiences its ritual and cohesively structured character within the frame of the collectivity that is required and with the particularity of the formation of the psychic mechanism and social conscience in this specific phase of the development of his/her personality, as well as the influence of a number of some other differentiating factors, thus leading to the establishment of a very special relation and interaction between the stage and the audience. Continue Reading

    March 28, 2020 • Theatre for Young Audiences, Theory of Theatre • Views: 197

  • Heinz-Uwe Haus and Brecht in the USA: Directing and Training Experiences

    Heinz-Uwe Haus’ new book illuminates the all-important many faceted role that the director plays in the creation of a theatrical work. “Directors in the contemporary theatre work are”, as Daniel Meyer-Dinkgraefe, the co-editor of the book, states, “at the very centre of a series of intellectual disagreements which have split the creative and critical world, and questions of judgement and evaluation are crucial to the creative decisions they must take.” Continue Reading

    March 5, 2020 • Book Review, Review • Views: 537