By Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton
Applied Theatre is the 1st assortment to aid practitioners and scholars in constructing severe frameworks for his or her personal community-based theatrical tasks. The editors draw on thirty case experiences in utilized theatre from fifteen countries—covering a variety of disciplines, from theatre stories to schooling, medication, and law—and acquire crucial readings to supply a entire survey of the sector. Infused with a old and theoretical evaluate of functional theatre, Applied Theatre bargains transparent developmental techniques and versions for functional application.
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Extra resources for Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice
Applied Theatre Reseacher, 1(1), unpaginated. htm. Ackroyd raises some important questions and concerns for anyone interested in applied theatre to consider. This accessible online journal is one to keep your eye on for new issues. You might also be interested in Ackroyd, J. (2007). Applied theatre: An exclusionary discourse? Applied Theatre Researcher/ IDEA Journal, 8 (unpaginated) in which she examines what is happening in the field today and revisits her earlier comments. Balfour, M. & Somers, J.
2000). Devising: A handbook for drama and theatre students. Abingdon, UK: Hodder & Stoughton. A well-organized and accessible practical manual focused on the development of devising skills. 26 Practices of Applied Theatre Rohd, M. (1998). Theatre for community, conflict & dialogue: The Hope is Vital training manual. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. An excellent manual for working with groups, particularly for building trust and generating story. Sternberg, P. (1998). Theatre for conflict resolution: In the classroom and beyond.
How could we use this knowledge in our practice? Suggested Activities 1. How would you describe applied theatre to someone who has not read this introduction or experienced applied theatre in other ways? Working with a partner or a group of three, take turns role-playing this conversation. 2. Re-read the thumbnail descriptions of applied theatre practices (pp. 1–6). Which of these types of applied theatre most draws your interest? What is it that attracts you to this particular form? 1 How do we make applied theatre?