En ny generation lärostycken: Frågor till de införstådda

Translated title of the contribution: A new generation of learning plays

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (artistic)

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This dissertation proceeds from the learning play as a historical idea about a theatre produced in relation to a political movement. Through the participation in the collective creation of two theatre performances, Violence & Learning and Corpus & Punishment, it takes part in the learning about societal phenomena in an attempt to answer the question: How can I participate in the creation of a new generation of learning plays? One of the starting points is a critical approach to views that the audience is passive and needs to be activated, or uninformed and needs to be informed. Another starting point is a view of art as something that constitutes a part of human learning, even when learning is not a defined goal. As possible answers to the question the thesis presents, through reflections in and on the work process, specific artistic understandings and results that can be scrutinised and tried out by others. The two performances, as well as experiences in working with them, are presented as examples of ways to think, act, meet and learn through theatre. The dissertation contributes substantive examples and a description of work methods that are problematised and applied in practice. As a summary of experiences from the dissertation project and an attempt to point out a possible direction for future attempts, five principles for a new generation of learning plays are presented. The scripts presented in the final part constitute both documentation of the two performances and manuals to work with them.
Translated title of the contributionA new generation of learning plays
Original languageSwedish
Awarding Institution
  • Malmö Theatre Academy
  • Sjöström, Kent, Supervisor
  • Eeg-Tverbakk, Camilla, Assistant supervisor
  • Ely, Karmenlara , Assistant supervisor, External person
  • Petrén, Ebba, Assistant supervisor, External person
Award date2022 Jun 7
Place of PublicationMalmö
ISBN (Print)978-91-8039-262-4
ISBN (electronic) 978-91-8039-261-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022 May 10

Bibliographical note

Defense details
Date: 2022-06-07
Time: 13:00
Place: Bryggeriteatern, Bergsgatan 31B, 214 22 Malmö
External reviewer
Name: Rosenberg, Tiina
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Stockholm University

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Performing Arts

Artistic work

  • Performance
  • Text

Free keywords

  • Learning play
  • Repertories of contention
  • Activist
  • Rightwing populism
  • Script
  • Instructed action
  • Directing
  • Collective
  • Riot
  • Audience
  • Spectator
  • Brecht
  • Acting
  • Extra-parliamentary left
  • Antifascism
  • Audience participation


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