NDA Findings 15

Ages and Stages: the place of theatre in representations and recollections of ageing
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Miriam Bernard, Keele University

Finding Synopsis

Ages and Stages is a collaboration between Keele University and the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Between October 2009 and July 2012, we explored historical representations of ageing within theVic’s social documentaries and interviewed 95 older people who have been involved with the theatre asvolunteers, actors and employees, audience members, and sources for the documentaries. The researchwas drawn together to create a new piece of documentary drama called Our Age, Our Stage and theassociated Ages and Stages Exhibition.

Project Team

Miriam Bernard, Keele University
David Amigoni, Keele University
Lucy Munro, Keele University
Michael Murray, Keele University
Jill Rezzano, New Vic Theatre
Michelle Rickett, Research Associate
Ruth Basten, PhD student
Tracey Harrison, Administrator

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