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Description - The Applied Theatre Reader by Dr. Sheila Preston

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415428873
ISBN-10: 0415428874
Format: Paperback / softback
(248mm x 171mm x mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Sheila Preston

Tim Prentki is Professor of Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester where he runs the MA in Theatre and Media for Development. He is co-author of Popular Theatre in Political Culture and is on the editorial board of Research in Drama Education. Sheila Preston is a senior lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Her research interests are: theatre for development, the facilitator and critical pedagogies, and theatre/performance for social change.

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