Theatre for Young Audiences

  • 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: 1004

  • The folk tale of the pied piper of Hamelin for an animating theatre pedagogy

    Some people might ask why theatre is so important during school: the answer is, in order to lighten up the children’s souls, to help them achieve self-knowledge through the significant, everyday issues of life presented to them, as well as to make them discover the many prospects of knowledge and understand the functions of being. By offering them an overall perception of themselves and the world, theatre becomes a vehicle for holistic learning. Continue Reading

    November 5, 2015 • Theatre and Education, Theatre for Young Audiences • Views: 4109

  • Pedagogical use of the storytelling in a contemporary educational environment

    The folktale narration goes back to art and the tradition of oral speech, (Ong 1984: 1-12) in a period of time when there was no written speech. (Levy- Bruh 1985) Its context is the imaginary narration of events and actions with a natural/real or extra-terrestrial/supernatural character, which represented the initial source of knowledge and learning for the primitive man (Levi- Strauss 1966). Later, by becoming more sophisticated, it was turned into a special cultural expression of the people and was monopolized almost by a children’s audience and the literature for children (Biakolo 1999: 42-65). Continue Reading

    October 26, 2015 • Theatre and Education, Theatre for Young Audiences • Views: 6324

  • Traditional forms of the postmodern environment the story teller as a performer

    The narration of the events and situations, human actions and behaviors with cosmological, ethical, social or other context, as the capture of the spirit, via the human being tried  to give the picture that he had for the world and its place in it. With a way purely imaginary and mythological at first that was made more objective later, he passed from the myth to the legend, in tradition and  they were transformed into history and science Continue Reading

    October 19, 2015 • Theatre for Young Audiences • Views: 13940