The Childish Unga Klara : Contemporary Swedish Children's Theatre and Its Experimental Aesthetics

Title in English The Childish Unga Klara: Contemporary Swedish Children's Theatre and Its Experimental Aesthetics


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik - Sborník prací filosofické fakulty brněnské univerzity (Schriftenreihe der Philosophischen Fakultät der Brünner Universität)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords theatre for children and youth; children's theatre; children's aesthetics; children's perspective; the aesthetics of play; Unga Klara; Suzanne Osten
Description The purpose of the article was to briefly describe the aesthetic roots and artistic development of contemporary Swedish professional theatre for children and youth since the 1970s, as presented by the activities and productions of Unga Klara, the experimental theatre stage for children and youth, founded in 1975 in Stockholm. The article is mainly focused on the written work and theatre activities of Suzanne Osten, the founder and long-standing artistic director of Unga Klara. It presents a brief outlook of the cultural context and conditions of the stage's formation and summarizes its development since, especially in regard to its specific creative practices and approach to purposes and the function of children culture, as well to its significance for later development of Swedish professional experimental theatre institutions for children and youth.

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