Olivia has lost her voice!: an audience reception study of children's response to new Australian play, Spirits in Bare Feet

Scollen, Rebecca (2012) Olivia has lost her voice!: an audience reception study of children's response to new Australian play, Spirits in Bare Feet. Youth Theatre Journal, 26 (2). pp. 158-172. ISSN 0892-9092

Abstract

In 2009, the world premiere of children's play Spirits in Bare Feet was produced and presented at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. This play and its live production were the culmination of consultation with custodians of an Australian Aboriginal Stone Arrangement Site of Significance—Gummingurru. An audience reception
study of children's responses to the production was conducted applying methods of observation, group discussion, movement and aural exercise, and drawing. Children aged seven to twelve years old recalled the storyline, characters, and moral of the play. Humor, moments of retribution or resolution, and the Australian Indigenous content were of primary interest.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 12:07
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: theatre; children; Australia; Aboriginal; audience; reception
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/08929092.2012.722905
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21285

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