Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Directing Children's Theatre

Bilston, Darren (2002) Directing Children's Theatre. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

PDF - Whole Thesis
Available Upon Request


This Meta - thesis is an accompaniment to the practical work I engaged in for my Honours study. I worked with several different groups in the area of Directing Children's Theatre. My aim was to explore the ways in which one could direct children's theatre for the purposes of education, entertainment and vocation. This paper covers the theoretical side of my studies, working from theories on education, direction and Theatre in Education. From these three theoretical bases, I have developed a working theory for myself centred on a concept of "creative learning.'

I have also provided documentation of my work in the field with three organisations - Barking Gecko Children's Theatre Company, the Murdoch Children's Performing Group and Thornlie Primary School. This documentation covers the work I was engaged in, my aims and objectives and the processes I encountered/employed, including examples of how my own theory was put into practice, and the successes and failures of that practice.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Notes: Note to the author: If you would like to make your thesis openly available on Murdoch University Library's Research Repository, please contact: Thank you.
Supervisor(s): De Reuck, Jennifer
Item Control Page Item Control Page