Matthew Reason

The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children’s Experiences of Theatre

512D79n2i2L._SX341_BO1,204,203,200_Trenthem Books 2010.

“This inspirational book, that cares passionately about the child’s gaze, should be welcomed and cherished.” (Tony Graham Artistic Director, Unicorn Theatre)

“…a colourful and fascinating account of children’s experiences of theatre… This book demonstrates how, when done well, educational research can have transformative and emancipatory effects on participants.” (British Journal of Music Education)

“…makes an important contribution to the field …through its critical interrogation of previous theories and rigorous original inquiry. His work will inspire others to embrace empirical research with young people and help us further understand their theatre-going experiences.” (Matt Omasta, Theatre Topics, Utah State University)

“A fantastic resource for everyone interested in children’s theatre. Mathew Reason’s groundbreaking research provides fresh insights into children’s experiences of live theatre which are of great benefit to arts and education communities across the world.” (Tony Reekie Chief Executive, Imaginate)



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