Theatre for the Very Young
Theatre for Children and Youth has generally been perceived as geared to the traditional school-age group, that is, theatre for children age 5–11 (elementary school), for adolescents between 11 and 14 (middle school/early secondary), and youth 14–18 (high school/late secondary). Of these age groups, the 14- to 18-year-old audiences have been the least defined and are often relegated to attend suitable productions for adults. The elementary-school-age group is the most heavily targeted. And the adolescents frequently fall in between.
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- 12.For a more in-depth article on Small Size and its influence, see Gabi dan Droste “Distinguished Theatre for Young Children: About the European Network Small Size,” In Theatre for Early Years: Research in Performing Arts for Children from Birth to Three, Wolfgang Schneider, ed. (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009).Google Scholar
- 15.For a historical overview of the specific development of TYA in the United Kingdom, see David Broster, “TYA-UK Developments—Reflections through a Looking Glass,” In TYA, Culture, Society: International Essays on Theatre for Youth, Manon van de Water, ed. (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012: 127–136).Google Scholar