The Applied Theatre Reader

Author: Tim Prentki,Sheila Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134109806

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 380

View: 6886

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.

The Applied Theatre Reader

Author: Tim Prentki,Sheila Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134109792

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 397

View: 4595

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.

The Applied Theatre Reader

Author: Tim Prentki,Sheila Preston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415428873

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 380

View: 5891

'Applied theatre' refers to theatre that happens outside of the artistic/theatrical setting, often in a community or educational context, mostly in the service of some kind of social change. This reader brings together classic texts on the subject, written by Chomsky, Bakhtin, Boal, and other notables.

Applied Theatre

International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

Author: Monica Prendergast,Juliana Saxton

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3204

"Applied Theatre is the first study to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for planning and implementing their own theatrical projects. This reader-friendly text considers an international range of case studies in applied theatre through discussion questions, practical activities and detailed analysis of specific theatre projects globally."--Provided by the publisher.

Theatre and Education

Author: Helen Nicholson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364640

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

View: 5471

What motivates theatre-makers who work in education? How can theatre respond to young people's experiences of living in a globalised world? Theatre& Education provides an insight into the energy, passion and values that have inspired the most inventive theatre-makers who work with young people in educational settings. It charts early debates that motivated twentieth-century radical theatre-makers to work with young people, and offers an analysis of contemporary practices. It argues that the aesthetic principles and educational ideals that inform theatre and education drive at the heart of why theatre matters. Foreword by Edward Bond

Applied Theatre: Facilitation

Pedagogies, Practices, Resilience

Author: Sheila Preston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576934

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 4968

"Explores the facilitator's role within a range of socially engaged theatre and community theatre settings. ... Part One offers an introduction to the concept, role and practice of facilitation and its applications in different contexts and cultural locations. ... Part Two illuminates the diversity in the field of facilitation in applied theatre through offering multiple voices, case studies, theoretical positions and contexts. These are drawn from Australia, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, India, Israel/Palestine, Rwanda, the United Kingdom and North America, and they apply a range of aesthetic forms: performance, process drama, forum, clowning and playmaking."--Back cover.

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance

Author: Adam Blatner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595417507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 3826

Are you a drama student looking for other ways to practice in your field? Do you teach drama students, or, as a teacher, want to enliven your lessons? Are you an actor who wants to diversify your role repertoire? Are you a therapist who uses active approaches to promote your clients' creative potentials? Are you wanting to be involved in a meaningful form of social action? This is the book for you!Thirty-two innovators share their approaches to interactive and improvisational drama, applied theatre, and performance, for education, therapy, recreation, community-building, and personal empowerment. You are holding the only book that covers the full range of dynamic methods that expand the theatre arts into new settings where many more people can participate in and enjoy the process of non-scripted drama.Drama is a great field! There are many ways to enjoy this activity other than by having to memorize scripts and preparing a performance for an audience. There are ways that are more playful, and types of drama in which the audience become co-actors. This present book is unique in offering ways for participants to become more spontaneous and involved.

Popular Theatre in Political Culture

Britain and Canada in Focus

Author: Tim Prentki,Jan Selman

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841508470

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

View: 7788

Annotation The first comparative study on the history and practice of popular theatre in Britain, Canada and overseas, incorporating the individual contributions of current, active dramatists into the broader investigation.

Performance Affects

Applied Theatre and the End of Effect

Author: J. Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230242421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

View: 3361

Performance Affects explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be the inspiration for the politics of community-based or participatory performance practice, seeking to realign the field of Applied Theatre away from effects towards an affective role, connected to sensations of pleasure.

Applied Theatre: Development

Author: Tim Prentki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472509862

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7909

A book which examines the origins, principles and challenges of Theatre for Development, featuring a series of case studies by leading international figures and practitioners.

MasterClass in Drama Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning

Author: Michael Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441167005

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 405

A comprehensive guide to drama education, ensuring a solid foundation for supporting effective learning and teaching.

Working Together in Theatre

Collaboration and Leadership

Author: Robert Cohen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137294515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2763

Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. This book challenges the notion that creating brilliant theatrical productions requires tyrannical directors or temperamental designers. Viewing the theatrical production process from the perspectives of the producer, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage manager, dramaturg and crew person, Cohen provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote successful collaborative skills in the theatre. Collaboration is vital to successful theatre making and Working Together in Theatre is the first book to show how leadership and collaboration can be combined to make every theatrical production far greater than the sum of its many parts.

Applied Theatre

Creating Transformative Encounters in the Community

Author: Philip Taylor

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: 9780325005355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 137

View: 2115

Philip Taylor offers strategies for using theatre to raise awareness, propose alternatives, provide healing, and implement community change.

The Fool in European Theatre

Stages of Folly

Author: T. Prentki

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781349332076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 9613

Why is folly essential to the functioning of a healthy society? Why is theatre a natural home for madness? The answers take the reader on a journey embracing Shakespeare and Jonson, Brecht and Beckett, Büchner and Boal. From Falstaff to Fo via Figaro, this study examines the art of telling truth to power and surviving long enough to have a laugh.

Theatre of Good Intentions

Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change

Author: D. Snyder-Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137293039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

View: 438

Theatre of Good Intentions examines limitations of theatre in the creation of social and political change. This book looks at some of the reasons why achieving such goals is hard; examining what theatre can and can't do. It examines a range of applied and political theatre case studies, focusing on theatre's impact on participants and spectators.

Learning Through Theatre

The Changing Face of Theatre in Education

Author: Anthony Jackson,Chris Vine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136300279

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 338

View: 9536

In the two decades since the publication of the second edition, Learning Through Theatre has further established itself as an indispensable resource for scholars, practitioners and educators interested in the complex interrelations between teaching and learning, the performing arts, and society at large. Theatre in Education (TIE) has consistently been at the cutting edge of the ever-growing field of Applied Theatre; this comprehensively revised new edition makes an international case for why, and how, it will continue to shape ways in which the participatory arts contribute to the learning of young people (and increasingly, adults) in the 21st century. Drawing on the experiences and insights of theorists and practitioners from across the world, Learning Through Theatre shows how theatre can, and does, promote: participatory engagement; the use of innovative theatrical form; work with young people and adults in a range of educational settings; and social and personal change. Now transatlantically edited by Anthony Jackson and Chris Vine, Learning Through Theatre offers exhilarating new reflections on the book’s original aim: to define, describe and debate the salient features, and wider political context, of one of the most important – and radical – developments in contemporary theatre.

Applied Drama

The Gift of Theatre

Author: Helen Nicholson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137111291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 4303

Applied Drama offers an insight into theatre-making that takes place in communities across the world. It considers the role of artists who work in challenging settings, including prisons, schools, hostels for the homeless, care homes for the elderly and on the street. In this updated second edition, Helen Nicholson provides vivid new examples of practice, and addresses twenty-first century concerns about the environments in which applied theatre takes place. Ideal for students and practitioners, this lively study poses critical questions about the aesthetics and ethics of applied theatre. It invites debate about the social role of theatre, and explores how interventionist theatre might maintain its radicalism in an increasingly globalized world.

Applied Theatre

International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

Author: Monica Prendergast,Juliana Saxton

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841502812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 1670

"Applied Theatre is the first study to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for planning and implementing their own theatrical projects. This reader-friendly text considers an international range of case studies in applied theatre through discussion questions, practical activities and detailed analysis of specific theatre projects globally."--Provided by the publisher.

The Community Performance Reader

Author: Petra Kuppers,Gwen Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415392303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 6838

Community Performance: A Reader is the first book to provide comprehensive teaching materials for this significant part of the theatre studies curriculum. It brings together core writings and critical approaches to community performance work, presenting practices in the UK, USA, Australia and beyond. Offering a comprehensive anthology of key writings in the vibrant field of community performance, spanning dance, theatre and visual practices, this Reader uniquely combines classic writings from major theorists and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Paolo Freire, Dwight Conquergood and Jan Cohen Cruz, with newly commissioned essays that bring the anthology right up to date with current practice. This book can be used as a stand-alone text, or together with its companion volume, Community Performance: An Introduction, to offer an accessible and classroom-friendly introduction to the field of community performance.

The Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion

Author: Michael Mangan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137015527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 8802

Offering essential guidance to students throughout their undergraduate studies, this companion explores the development of a discipline that is still in flux, offers practical advice about how to study it and where this study might lead, and provides a useful reference resource on key practitioners, debates, performances and terms.