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Assist. L. Sadiq Abdul-Sahib Mohammed Al-Taie


 Art takes a major role in an individual’s life after it has become a major language through which a person expresses his thinking and feelings, and transmits his ideas and visions to the social milieu, in order to achieve integration and adaptation to that milieu, thus success in employing and developing his abilities in a way that suits the needs and conditions of society. Therefore, the aim of this research can be limited to revealing the aesthetic response of the theatrical show directed at the child. Its theoretical framework included two topics, the first: is the child's intellectual abilities as an introduction to achieving the aesthetic response, and the second topic: the child's theater and aesthetic reception. While the current research procedures included following the descriptive analytical approach, while the research community was the theatrical presentations presented at the Husseini 4thSmall Festival for Child Theater, which was held in the city of Karbala in 2018, the research sample consisted of two randomly chosen theatrical performances, and it became clear from samples analysis the effect of visual perception in achieving the aesthetic response through the dependence of the presentations on the aesthetic stimulus achieved in the scenography and the impact of fashion and the aesthetics of the decoration and lighting used to reflect the theatrical story environment, in addition to relying on texts stemming from the intellectual and cultural structure of the community and affected by its richness with topics of educational significance and human meanings.

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