About this book
This book looks at the range of stage plays for young people written and produced in Great Britain by adult professionals. Believing that a play should be judged in the context of a performance, the author has devoted a large part of the book to an account of particular events and attempted to identify those factors which affect the nature and quality of the artefact. He argues that Young People's Theatre is a cultural phenomenon which is both continuous with and distinct from adult theatre. Despite the sometimes utilitarian preoccupations of both 'entertainers' and 'educators', it boasts respectable artistic achievements of its own.
Great Britain stage theatre