Dramatherapy and Social Theatre: Necessary Dialogues

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-10
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Dramatherapy and Social Theatre: Necessary Dialoguesconsiders the nature of drama, theatre and dramatherapy, examining how dramatherapy has evolved over the past decade and how the relationship between dramatherapy and social theatre has developed as a result. In this book Sue Jennings brings together international dramatherapists and theatre practitioners to challenge, clarify, describe and debate some of the theoretical and practical issues in dramatherapy and social theatre. Contributors cover topics including: dramatherapy in communities ground rules and definitions cross-cultural perspectives dramatherapy with adoptive and foster families research with professional actors. Dramatherapy and Social Theatreis illustrated throughout with case vignettes providing examples of how theatre and therapeutic processes can be brought together. It will be valuable reading for both professionals and students involved in dramatherapy and theatre studies.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. xv
Prologue: 'Escape unto myself: Personal experience and public performance'p. 1
Dramatherapy and social theatre: A debate of ground rules and definitionsp. 13
Social theatre: An exercise in trusting the artp. 15
Dramatherapy and social theatre: A question of boundariesp. 27
Like ham in a temperance hotel: Healing, participation and education in social theatrep. 37
4Ah pava! Nathiye: Respecting silence and the performances of not-tellingp. 48
On the dramaturgy of communitiesp. 63
Theatre, social theatre and change: An exploration of texts and contextsp. 71
What a riot!p. 73
Seventeenth-century theatre therapy: Six Jacobean playsp. 88
Theatre and therapy: A necessary dialoguep. 101
The making of Mickey B, a modern adaptation of Macbeth filmed in a maximum security prison in Northern Irelandp. 109
Making, breaking, and making again: Theatre in search of healing in Indiap. 117
Social theatre, politics and change: A development of cross-cultural perspectivesp. 129
Social theatre: A theatre of empowerment to address bullying in schoolsp. 131
Social theatre in Palestinep. 141
'The only thing better than playing on stage is playing at the heart of life'p. 149
Social theatre: An integration of education and theatre arts: The Portuguese experiencep. 157
Trinidad's Camboulay Street Dance-Play and the carnivalesque placebo: A neurotheological interfacebetween social theatre and post-traumatic slave syndromep. 166
Dramatherapy and social theatre in practice: What we actually dop. 181
Using an art form for mutual understanding and reconciliation in East Asia: A drama project, 'Ho'o Pono Pono: Pax Pacifica'p. 183
Drama and well-being: Narrative theory and the use of interactive theatre in raising mental health awarenessp. 193
'The Theatre of Attachment'™: Dramatherapy with adoptive and foster familiesp. 203
The 'puppet' that felt a breeze of its own energy: Applied social theatre in the field of sexuality in Moldovap. 213
Where professional actors are too 'good': The RAP (respect and protect) projectp. 220
Epilogue: Talking to actorsp. 231
Indexp. 240
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