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dc.contributor.authorKlein, Jeanne
dc.identifier.citationKlein, Jeanne. "Reading Empathy in a Quebecois Play: Crying to Laugh." Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches Theatrales au Canada 15.1 (Spring/Printemps 1994): 58-74.
dc.descriptionThis reception study received an Honorable Mention for the Research Award of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, August 1994.
dc.description.abstractTo explore a continuum model of empathy, 88 children in grades one, three, and five were interviewed about their emotional experiences to Crying to Laugh, a Quebecois play designed to demonstrate emotional expression. Girls and older children empathized and sympathized by feeling and thinking from female characters' perspectives more than boys and younger children. Boys distanced themselves more than girls by focusing on their personal desires and expectations. Theatrical signs of presentational plays may interfere with empathy by distracting young children from identifying intended themes.
dc.description.sponsorshipPartially funded from the University of Kansas Faculty General Research Fund.
dc.publisherTheatre Research in Canada
dc.relation.hasversionERIC #ED 377 525
dc.subjectTheatre For Young Audiences
dc.subject1st, 3rd, 5th Grade Children
dc.subjectCognitive Development
dc.subjectGender Differences
dc.titleReading Empathy in a Quebecois Play: Crying to Laugh
kusw.kuauthorKlein, Jeanne
kusw.kudepartmentTheatre and Film
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher version
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.

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