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Young People, New Theatre
A Practical Guide to an Intercultural Process

ISBN 9780415452519
Published August 20, 2008 by Routledge
224 Pages 10 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Young People, New Theatre is a ‘how-to’ book; exploring and explaining the process of collaborating creatively with groups of young people across cultural divides.

Organized into exercises, case studies and specific topics, this book plots a route for those wishing to put this kind of theatre into practise. Born out of the hugely successful ‘Contacting the World’ festival, it is the first practical handbook in this field.

Topics include:

  • debating the shared world
  • What is collaboration?
  • different ways of working
  • adapting to specific age groups and abilities
  • post-project evaluations.

Table of Contents

1. The Twinning Process  2. A Creative Dialogue  3. Collaborative Exchange  4. Getting the Story  5. Working Methods  6. Full Participation  7. Form and Style  8. Structure  9. Adaptation  10. Broadening the Horizons



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Noël Greig has been a theatre-practitioner since 1967, working as actor, director and playwright. More than fifty of his plays have been produced and performed both in the UK and overseas, and he teaches in a range of contexts, including schools, colleges and universities, running courses in playwriting, acting and theatre history. He is currently involved in making theatre with and for young people, working with youth groups around the world, and encouraging new writing.