Theatre, education, politics and funding: how effective was Belgrade’s Theatre in Education experiment as a response to the social and political climate from which it was born and how relevant is this to a contemporary audience?

Mallinson, Hazel (2013) Theatre, education, politics and funding: how effective was Belgrade’s Theatre in Education experiment as a response to the social and political climate from which it was born and how relevant is this to a contemporary audience? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This work concerns the history of Theatre in Education and specifically questions the way that The Belgrade Theatre’s TIE Company answered to the influencing factors of its social backdrop.
    The themes of theatre, education, politics and funding are explored within this dissertation as the key factors that dictate how TIE emerged and how it has continued to function over the last 60 years. There are two areas of research involved in this. The first is the exploration of the historical background of progressive education and certain pre-1960’s theatre practices paying particular attention to how the theories of John Dewey and Peter Slade relate to the practices of TIE and how Brechts Lerstruck and Marxist ideologies were a strong influence to the Belgrade’s TIE team. This is the focus of chapter one. Chapter two introduces the second area of research and is focused on how arts funding is affected by political climate in the past and present, looking in detail at the changes that made it possible for TIE to be funded. Chapter three explores the history of Belgrade’s TIE work in depth and uses it formation and eventual disbanding to explore whether TIE can still be considered the radical form of expression it once was.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jenni King
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 16:09
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14286

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