In the two decades since the publication of the second edition, Learning Through Theatre has further established itself as an indispensable resource for scholars, practitioners and educators interested in the complex interrelations between teaching and learning, the performing arts, and society at large. Theatre in Education (TIE) has consistently been at the cutting edge of the ever-growing field of Applied Theatre; this comprehensively revised new edition makes an international case for why, and how, it will continue to shape ways in which the participatory arts contribute to the learning of young people (and increasingly, adults) in the 21st century.
Drawing on the experiences and insights of theorists and practitioners from across the world, Learning Through Theatre shows how theatre can, and does, promote:
Now transatlantically edited by Anthony Jackson and Chris Vine, Learning Through Theatre offers exhilarating new reflections on the book’s original aim: to define, describe and debate the salient features, and wider political context, of one of the most important – and radical – developments in contemporary theatre.
Introduction Part 1. Identifying TIE 1. Education or Theatre? - Development of TIE in the UK 2. Process Drama and TIE Part 2. Ways of Working 3. Devising 4. Playwriting 5. The 'Teaching Artist' 6. TIE and Theatre of the Oppressed Part 3. International Perspectives 7. TIE in Australia and New Zealand 8. Two Canadian Models 9. Potential of TIE in Nigeria 10. TIE in Scandinavia 11. CAT in the USA Part 4. TIE Now - Issues and Challenges 12. Learning through Building-Based Regional Theatre 13. Evaluating TIE 14. Conclusion