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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Applied Drama

The Gift of Theatre

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137003966
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre and Performance Practices

Helen Nicholson examines the ways in which drama and theatre have been applied to different community and educational contexts. This new edition provides vivid examples of contemporary practice and explores how practitioners confront questions of community, citizenship and globalisation in theatre that is orientated towards social change.

Helen Nicholson is Professor of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where she specialises in applied theatre and contemporary performance. She is co-editor of RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, and author of numerous books, including Theatre, Education and Performance: The Map and the Story.

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
1. An Introduction to Applied Drama, Theatre and Performance
PART I: PARTICIPATION AND PRAXIS
2. The Practice of Citizenship
3. Pedagogies, Praxis and Performance
PART II: NARRATIVES AND NARRATIVITY
4. Narrative and the Gift of Storytelling
5. Community Narratives: Space, Place and Time
PART III: CREATIVITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
6. Creativity and Social Intervention
7. Human Rights in Performance
PART IV: EPILOGUE
8. The Gift of Theatre
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"An illuminating, thought-provoking and very enjoyable read, this book continues to be one of the strongest in the field." - Christina Marin, Emerson College, USA
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