The Nature of the Theatrical Imagination: How Theatre Going Affects Children’s Imagination, and What Children Say About Their Theatre Experiences

  • Helane S. Rosenberg
  • Yakov M. Epstein


In 1986, the state of Massachusetts passed legislation called the Performing Arts Student Series (PASS) which provided funding to allow school children to see selected performing arts events for a small fee. The following investigations are part of the evaluation study of this program. One of the key questions of this three-year investigation focused on the effect of theatre attendance on mental imagery abilities.


Mental Imagery Theatrical Convention Pretest Score Theatre Experience Imagery Ability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helane S. Rosenberg
    • 1
  • Yakov M. Epstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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