Play and games in Southern Harbour : a performance oriented study of children's activities in a Newfoundland outport community

Hohmann, Delf Maria (1993) Play and games in Southern Harbour : a performance oriented study of children's activities in a Newfoundland outport community. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This is a study of the performance of games and play among the children of a Newfoundland outport. Based on fieldwork with children aged between seven and thirteen years, the thesis explores children's games through a performance-centred approach to folklore. Other previous performance oriented studies have been taken into account in the analysis, and a performance-centred approach for the study of children's play and game activities is suggested. -- A detailed discussion of the fleldwork experiences and methods used while dealing with the raw materials in the context of the community of Southern Harbour is given in Chapter Two. Chapter Three describes the play and game activities that were collected during fieldwork; it also suggests a classification system derived from the features of the play and game activities of the children. Chapter Four presents a performance model and deals with the relationship of performer and audience in the context of children's play activities. -- Since children are less accessible to adults for a performance centred approach, this thesis tends to fill a niche in present possibilities for future research on the performance elements of children's play and game activities in folklore.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5505
Item ID: 5505
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 248-259. -- Includes index.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 1993
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Placentia Bay--Southern Harbour
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Games--Newfoundland and Labrador--Southern Harbour; Play--Newfoundland and Labrador--Southern Harbour; Folklore--Performance; Southern Harbour (N.L.)--Social life and customs

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