The Playwright in Research-Based Theatre: Exploring the Role of the Playwright

  • Donnard Mackenzie
  • George Belliveau

Abstract

This article examines a playwright’s approach to developing Naming the Shadows, a play based on research data generated from an elementary classroom’s journey of preparing and presenting an adapted version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Using a dialogue format between the playwright and the original researcher, the authors investigate critical moments and decisions made during the playwright’s process. The dialogue between the authors also proposes that a playwright’s quest of working towards artistic goals also offers another integral level of data analysis.
How to Cite
MACKENZIE, Donnard; BELLIVEAU, George. The Playwright in Research-Based Theatre: Exploring the Role of the Playwright. Canadian Journal of Practice-based Research in Theatre, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, dec. 2011. ISSN 1918-5049. Available at: <http://cjprt.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/cjprt/article/view/30>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2017.