Do competitive drama games have a role in youth theatre classes? A case study exploring the drama games a youth theatre class aged 11-15 enjoy playing the most and why.
(2014) Do competitive drama games have a role in youth theatre classes? A case study exploring the drama games a youth theatre class aged 11-15 enjoy playing the most and why., no. 50.
The aim of this study is to research what participants in a youth theatre in Edinburgh, in 2014, perceive the benefits of drama games to be; particularly those that contain a competitive aspect. The games that have developed through the long history of drama contextualise this study and show the recognition of the growth of drama in society. The research from the literature identifies the opinions of drama games along with the perceived benefits that can derive from being involved in youth theatre. The review of the literature has developed the practical research. Through the facilitation of drama workshops which include drama games, questionnaires and focus groups, the participants explain their opinions of drama games. This enables the researcher to establish if the outcomes agree with the literature. The methodology and choices surrounding this study are then explained to further emphasise the context of this study before the practical research is discussed. The practical research reveals that the majority of participants identify with the previous findings from the literature although some contradictions do arise. Limitations are also discussed with recommendations made to improve this study so that it may add to the previous literature and prove to be a useful source of information for arts organisations in the future.