INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATHERAPY

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This accessible and comprehensive book shows the importance of theater as a healing experience. The book explains the basic theory and practice of dramatherapy, exploring the subject with an awareness of the place of dramatic expression as a natural part of life. It shows how dramatherapy is of relevance to everyone, exploring the use of drama in different life stages and during different experiences. The drama of life is considered with its significance of roles and scenes, stories and rituals, and the balance ...
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Overview

This accessible and comprehensive book shows the importance of theater as a healing experience. The book explains the basic theory and practice of dramatherapy, exploring the subject with an awareness of the place of dramatic expression as a natural part of life. It shows how dramatherapy is of relevance to everyone, exploring the use of drama in different life stages and during different experiences. The drama of life is considered with its significance of roles and scenes, stories and rituals, and the balance of the individual with the group. A clear and thorough investigation of the nature and uses of drama, theater, and dramatherapy is presented as well as diagnostic charts, observation charts, and charts for dramatic history taking.

British orientation; examines the dramatic development of the individual as a primary development process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853021152
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
What is Dramatherapy? 12
Ariadne and Theseus 13
Tributes and Challenges 17
Introduction to the Dramatherapy Maze 21
1 Why Drama and Dramatherapy? 33
2 Drama at the Centre and Drama at the Margins 49
3 Processing Your Own Dramatized History 67
4 Transitional Dramas 83
5 Drama, Ritualization and the Living of Life 97
6 Dramatherapy Core Concepts 115
7 Dramatherapy in Practice 131
8 A Biographical Muse 147
App. 1 Adult Questionnaire 157
App. 2 Recording a Dramatic History 169
Bibliography 183
Index 187
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