This article examines the idea of drama as a dialogic medium in relation to Bakhtin’s concept of ‘responsibility’ and draws on case-study evidence from a small-scale curriculum intervention with a reception class during the course of a school year.
This article will argue that there is much to be learnt by considering how the responses of modern audiences to the plays of the Grand-Guignol are so different from the responses of those who originally flocked to this curious little theatre.
Viv Aitken is lecturer in drama in education at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, where she contributes to pre-service programmes for student teachers from early childhood to secondary.
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