Contributor: Jenny de Reuck

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Jenny de Reuck (Ph.D)

Associate Professor, English and Creative Arts
Director, Children’s Theatre and Renaissance Theatre
Theatre and Drama Studies
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Education
Murdoch University

Jenny de Reuck has taught literature and drama at universities in South Africa and Australia for more than three decades.

She is the founder of Children’s Theatre at Murdoch University and has built a reputation amongst primary schools in the Perth metropolitan region for high quality theatre in education productions, which induct young people into the delights of theatre even as they negotiate the new media forms they encounter in their lives. The plays all have significant educational content, whether historical, social or moral, and have at their core a student-centered approach to learning, both for the students providing the material and for the audiences who ultimately view the performances.

She has written and presented research papers for both traditional and non-traditional publications and has wide-ranging research interests that include feminist performance, postcolonial studies and new historicism. Her research and practice include the diverse fields of Theatre in Education and Shakespearean adaptations, with her current adaptation of The Winter’s Taletouring Malaysia in January 2013.