Taming the Monster through Theatre. The Therapeutic Valences of Theatre for Young Audiences. The Case of Sibiu

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The present article aims to demonstrate, starting from a textual and spectacular sample of four texts and performances on the stage of Sibiu, the extent and development that the theatre for young audiences has had in the Romanian theatrical field in recent years. Starting from some general features of this theatrical subgenre, we aim to highlight the close connection between the theme, the character’s construction and a certain type of awareness, of therapy through theatre, operated through this artistic formula. At the same time, our attention focuses on two performances based on the texts of Elise Wilk (Paper Airplanes and Green Cat), an adaptation for the stage of Eleanor Estes’ book, The Hundred Dresses, and a performance created by Yann Verburgh, The Rules of the Game.

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