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- DescriptionThis classic book, first published in 2003, explores the practice of theatre in communities and social institutions with marginalised groups. It shifts between context and country to examine different ways that theatre has been applied to a wide range of social issues. Theatre projects in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom are analysed to argue for a complex and questioning view of the practice. Initiatives in prisons, developing countries, war situations and participatory research projects become the sites to interrogate the claims that applied theatre can be a theatre for social change. Many practitioners and researchers have witnessed powerful applied theatre projects but netheless struggled to articulate the reasons for the projects' success. This book uses the questions inspired by that perplexity to create a case for applied theatre as a major area of contemporary theatre practice.
- Author BiographyJames Thompson is Professor of Applied and Social Theatre at the University of Manchester and a Director of the Centre for Applied Theatre Research. He has run applied theatre projects in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is editor of Prison Theatre: Perspectives and Practices (1998) and author of Drama Workshops for Anger Management and Offending Behaviour (1999) and Digging Up Stories: Applied Theatre, Performance and War (2005).
- Author(s)James Thompson
- PublisherPeter Lang Ltd
- Date of Publication26/04/2012
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitlePeter Lang Ltd.
- Series Part/Volume Number5
- Place of PublicationWitney
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPeter Lang Ltd
- Weight280 g
- Width140 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition Statement4th Revised edition
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