Visiting Schools for Visiting Theatre. Researching a Drama Workshop and Young People’s Response

  • Katrine Heggstad
  • Kari Mjaaland Heggstad
  • Stig A. ErikssonEmail author
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 27)


This chapter explores a theatre mediation research project in the city of Bergen, Norway. It is an outreach project for grade 10 students, aiming at opening the doors to theatre for young people, involving Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in a collaborative venture with the city theatre: Den Nationale Scene, and two other partner institutions. The students were invited during school hours to see a play, Anne Pedersdotter (1908), by the Norwegian dramatist Hans Wiers-Jenssen (1866–1925), based on a witch trial in Bergen in 1590. The authors devised teaching materials and preparatory practical workshops for students, and researched the facilitation of and the responses to the introductory workshops. Following a brief tuning in to the overall project, the chapter first applies a topological reading of parts of the material. Secondly, it takes a quantitative perspective, before the chapter is rounded off.


From-text-to-theatre Anne Pedersdotter Theatre mediation Theatre accessing Exposition Topos Applied drama/theatre 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrine Heggstad
    • 1
  • Kari Mjaaland Heggstad
    • 1
  • Stig A. Eriksson
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Western Norway University of Applied SciencesBergenNorway
  2. 2.Drama Department, Centre of Arts Communications and CultureWestern Norway University of Applied SciencesBergenNorway

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