Lekens dramaturgi - nye muligheter for barneteatret?
This article focuses on the relation between dramatic play and children’s theatre, as recent, dramaturgical research establishes the relationship. What is it about play – this unpredictable and improvised activity, which the planned and rehearsed theatre activity could be inspired by dramaturgically?
I discuss the relationship between dramatic play and theatre, both being modes of expression taking form as fiction. I then investigate some dramaturgical models according to principles of play, before I look at play as an entry point for new, dramaturgical forms in children’s theatre. Finally, I summarize what new opportunities the dramaturgy of play has to offer theatre for and with children.
Keywords: children’s theatre, dramaturgy, dramatic play