FOREWORD INTRODUCTION- OVERVIEW OF 50 YEARS OF CHILDREN'S THEATRE CASE STUDIES AND ESSAYS FROM LEADING DIRECTORS/THEATRE COMPANIES/WRITERS WORKING IN THE UK TODAY.
About the editor: Stuart Bennett was one of the original company of Actor-Teachers who developed Theatre in Education at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry. He went on to develop Drama School training for actors in TIE, and theatre for young people, from which have come a range of actors, directors and writers. Then as Director of the inner-London Cockpit Theatre was involved in theatre in schools and the community. He edited the SCYPT Journal exchanging ideas and practice, and was one of the organisers of an annual Assitej International Festival in London. He is active within Equity promoting recognition for children and young people's theatre.
'Children need to go to the theatre as they need to run in the fresh air ... If you deprive them of theatre, they perish on the inside'. Philip Pullman