Talking about Theatre

The experimental conversation

    Talking about Theatre is designed to structure a conversation about your experience of theatre or dance. Operating through a series of questions or instructions, each conversation asks you to think and reflect on a performance you have just seen. You can have the conversation with yourself, with someone else, or with a group of people.

    This is the Experimental Conversation, consisting of playful or metaphorical entry points to a conversation that should be shaped by the particular performance you are talking about.

    Other booklets in this series are themed in order to structure different conversations – generic, narrative, scenography, performance and music & sound.

    LET'S BEGIN

    You don’t need an art background or any specific information in order to have this conversation – you just need to have seen a performance and be in the mood to talk about it.

    There are no right or wrong answers, no incorrect conversations.

    Further down on this page you will see some boxes, in which you can write your answers.

    ONE

    Did you like the performance?

    TWO

    THREE

    FOUR

    FIVE

    SIX

    SEVEN

    EIGHT

    NINE

    TEN

    POST-CONVERSATION-QUESTION

    This resource was designed by Matthew Reason, York St John University, UK. www.matthewreason.com
    It was inspired and adapted from the Project MUSE, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
    © Talking About Theatre, Matthew Reason, 2016.