Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldana, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.
ROBERT J. LANDY Professor of Educational Theatre and Applied Psychology and Director of the Drama Therapy Program at New York University, USA. His publications include The Couch and the Stage: Integrating Words and Action in Psychotherapy (2008), Essays in Drama Therapy: Unfinished Business (2001), Drama Therapy: Concepts, Theories and Practices (1994) and Persona And Performance (1993). He is also a playwright and composer. DAVID MONTGOMERY Clinical Assistant Professor for the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University, USA. He is a specialist in drama education, theatre for young audiences, student teaching and integrated arts.