Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18285
Title: Grandparenting the absent Grandchildren
Contributor(s): Sims, Margaret  (creator)orcid ; Noone, Genevieve  (creator)orcid ; Ellis, Elizabeth M (creator)
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18285
Abstract: When grandparents have little or no contact with their grandchildren because of family conflict or separation, emotions run high. The ethnodramatic script for Grandparenting the absent grandchildren is based on interviews with 33 grandmothers and 17 grandfathers. The ethics of representation required that the script accurately portray the experiences of the research participants by staying close to their words as recorded in the interview transcripts. To do this and also create "good theatre" required creative and innovative use of the elements of theatre. Words, movement, costumes and props create a theatrical experience highlighting the emotional trauma and legal issues involved. Audience reactions (interjections, tears, bodily discomfort) suggest that the performance captures experiences, engages people emotionally, and confronts understandings of this current social issue. Ethnotheatre permits the powerful presentation of research, focusing on its emotional and personal nature to create an impact and facilitate social change.
Publication Type: Live Performance Of Creative Works - Play
Publisher: Margaret Sims, Genevieve Noone and Elizabeth Ellis
Place of Publication: Mt Gravatt, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
160301 Family and Household Studies
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940112 Families and Family Services
940103 Ageing and Older People
Format: 1 Play, Duration approximately 30 minutes
HERDC Category Description: Z7 Live performance of creative works - Play
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