Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre (Theatre and Performance Practices Series)

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Helen Nicholson examines the ways in which drama and theatre have been applied to different community and educational contexts. She provides an overview of the theoretical concepts underpinning practice in applied drama and theatre and examines a range of practices in the light of contemporary theoretical and political concerns. Applied drama has a radical democratic history, and this book explores how practitioners confront questions of community, creativity and citizenship in theatre which is orientated towards...
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Overview

Helen Nicholson examines the ways in which drama and theatre have been applied to different community and educational contexts. She provides an overview of the theoretical concepts underpinning practice in applied drama and theatre and examines a range of practices in the light of contemporary theoretical and political concerns. Applied drama has a radical democratic history, and this book explores how practitioners confront questions of community, creativity and citizenship in theatre which is orientated towards social change.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403916457
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/22/2005
  • Series: Theatre and Performance Practices
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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HELEN NICHOLSON lectures in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where she specialises in applied drama. A former teacher of drama in secondary schools, she continues to work as a practitioner in many different community contexts, and is editor of the jourbanal Research in Drama Education.

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Table of Contents

1 An introduction to applied drama 1
Pt. I Participation and praxis 17
2 The practice of citizenship 19
3 Pedagogies, praxis and performance 38
Pt. II Narratives and narrativity 61
4 Narrative and the gift of storytelling 63
5 Community narratives : space, place and time 83
Pt. III Creativity and social justice 107
6 Creativity and social intervention 109
7 Human rights in performance 130
Pt. IV Epilogue 153
8 The gift of theatre 155
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