The Applied theatre reader / edited by Tim Prentki and Sheila Preston

Prentki, Tim [ed.] | Preston, Sheila [ed.].
ISBN: 9780415428873.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009Description: xiv, 380 p.Summary: The Applied Theatre Reader is the first book to bring together new case studies of practice by leading practitioners and academics in the field and beyond, with classic source texts from writers such as Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin, Augusto Boal, and Chantal Mouffe. This book divides the field into key themes, inviting critical interrogation of issues in applied theatre whilst also acknowledging the multi-disciplinary nature of its subject. It crosses fields such as: theatre in educational settings; prison theatre; community performance; theatre in conflict resolution and reconciliation; interventionist theatre theatre for development. This collection of critical thought and practice is essential to those studying or participating in the performing arts as a means for positive change. (Font: Editor)
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The Applied Theatre Reader is the first book to bring together new case studies of practice by leading practitioners and academics in the field and beyond, with classic source texts from writers such as Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin, Augusto Boal, and Chantal Mouffe.
This book divides the field into key themes, inviting critical interrogation of issues in applied theatre whilst also acknowledging the multi-disciplinary nature of its subject.
It crosses fields such as: theatre in educational settings; prison theatre; community performance; theatre in conflict resolution and reconciliation; interventionist theatre
theatre for development.
This collection of critical thought and practice is essential to those studying or participating in the performing arts as a means for positive change. (Font: Editor)

Prologue: Mistero Buffo / Dario Fo -- Part 1: 1. Applied Theatre: An Introduction / Tim Prentki and Sheila Preston -- Part 2: Poetics of representation : 2. Introduction to poetics / Tim Prentki ; 3. Rabelais and his World / Mikhail Bakhtin ; 4. Brecht on Theatre / John Willett ; 5. Clown, opera, the atomic bomb and the classroom / Julie Salverson ; 6. Provoking intervention / Adrian Jackson ; 7. 'Lift Your Mask': Geese Theatre Company in performance / Andy Watson ; 8. Doing time: a personal and practical account of making performance work in prisons / Lois Weaver -- Part 3. Ethics of Representation: 9. Introduction to ethics of representation / Sheila Preston ; 10. Commentary on the war plays / Edward Bond ; 11. On the political / Chantal Mouffe ; 12. Choosing the margin as a space of radical openness / Bell Hooks ; 13. Representing the other / Wilkinson and Kitzinger ; 14. 'Fit for a Child?' Artistry and didacticism in a theatre in Health Education Programme for Young Children / Joe Winston ; 15. 'You just made the blueprint to suit yourselves': A theatre-based health research project in Lungwena, Malawi / David Kerr ; 16. Bearing witness: the position of theatre makers in the telling of trauma / Amanda Stuart-Fisher ; 17. The ends of applied theatre: incidents of cutting and chopping / James Thompson -- Part 4. Participation: 18. Introduction to participation / Sheila Preston ; 19. Theatre of the oppressed / Augusto Boal ; 20. Selections from the prison notebooks / Antonio Gramsci ; 21. 'Participation' / Majid Rahnema ; 22. Participation for liberation or incrimination? / Ananda Breed ; 23. Altogether now? Reconsidering the merits of participation in child-rights theatre / Paul Moclair ; 24. The complexity and challenge of participation: a case study of collective encounters' living place project / Sarah Thornton ; The use of dialogical approaches for community theatre by the group Nós do Morro, in the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro / Marica Henriques Coutinho and Marcia Pompeo Nogueria -- Part 5. Intervention: 26. Introduction to intervention / Tim Prentki ; 27. Profit over people / Noam Chomsky ; 28. When people play people / Zakes Mda ; 29. Drama as process for change / Dorothy Heathcote ; 30. Theatre as communal work: intervention in rural communities / John Somers ; 31. Made to measure? A critical interrogation of applied theatre as intervention with youg offenders in the UK / Jenny Hughs and Ruding ; 32. Flight Paths: cjallenging racism in Sunderland and / Kathleen McCreery ; 33. The performance of trauma / Penny Bundy ; 34. Playback theatre in Burundi / Jonathan Fox -- Part 6. Border Crossing: 35. Introduction to border crossing / Tim Prentki ; 36. Border crossings / Henry Giroux ; 37. Decolonising the mind / Ngugi Wa Thiong'o ; 38. Re-Locating memory: performance, reminiscence, and communities of diaspora / Helen Nicholson ; 39. 'Is this the Play?' Applied theatrein a pupil referral unit / Caoimhe McAvinchey ; 40. 'My people's blood' Mobilising rural, aboriginal populations in Canada around issues of HIV / Josie Auger and Jane Heather ; 41. Transgressing borders in Portland, Maine / Jan Cohen-Cruz -- Part 7. Transformation: 42. Introduction to transformation / Sheila Preston ; 43. Theatre poems and songs / Edward Bond ; 44. Pedagogy of the oppressed / Paulo Freire ; 45. Synthetic culture and development / Renato Constantino ; 46. 'Are we There Yet?': On the road to safer sex through interactive theatre / Jan Selman with Shaniff Esmail, Brenda Munro and Jim Ponzetti ; 47.'The Mothership': Sustainability and transformation in the work of Clean Break / Anna Herrmann ; 48. 'Who's got the power?': Performance and self advocacy for people with learning disabilities / Liselle Terret ; 49. Sanctions and survival politics: Zimbabwean community theatre in a time of hardship / L. Dale Byam ; 50. Child rights theatre for development with disadvantaged and excluded children in South Asia and Africa / Michael Etherton -- Part 8. Applied theatre and globalisation: Applied theatre in a global village / Tim Prentki

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