Lekens dramaturgi - nye muligheter for barneteatret?

  • Ellen Karoline Gjervan Dronning Mauds Minne Høgskole


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


Ellen Karoline Gjervan, Dronning Mauds Minne Høgskole
Førsteamanuensis, seksjon for drama


Hvordan referere
Gjervan, E. K. (2013). Lekens dramaturgi - nye muligheter for barneteatret?. Nordisk barnehageforskning, 6. https://doi.org/10.7577/nbf.385