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Theatre and Empowerment
Community Drama on the World Stage

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

Richard Boon, Jane Plastow, Gerri Moriarty, Richard Andrews, Michael Macmillan, Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, Ricardo Villanueva, Michael Etherton, Sanjoy Ganguly
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  • Working from a multi-cultural perspective, this book explores the value of performance as an agent of social change, and makes its arguments through the close examination of the success--not always complete--of specific projects in their practical and cultural contexts. Practitioners and commentators inquire as to how performance in its broadest context can play a part in community activism by helping communities find their own creative voices.

    • A multicultural and international study, covering Europe, Africa and India
    • Contributions from scholars as well as playwrights and practitioners of community drama
    • A cross-disciplinary approach combining drama with cultural studies and anthropology
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    "Recommended. Theater and performance studies collections at all levels." E.C. Ramirez, formerly, St. Philip's College, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: July 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511207402
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  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Richard Boon and Jane Plastow
    1. The Wedding community play project: a cross-community production in Northern Ireland Gerri Moriarty
    2. Il Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, Italy Richard Andrews
    4. 'What happened to you today that reminded you that you were a black man?': the process of exploring black British masculinities in performance Michael Macmillan
    5. Wielding the cultural weapon after apartheid: Bongani Linda's Victory Sonqoba Theatre Company, South Africa Stephanie Marlin-Curiel
    6. Dance and transformation: the Adugna Community Dance Theatre, Ethiopia Jane Plastow
    7. The day of mourning/Pilgrim Progress in Plymouth, USA: contesting processions: a report on performance, personification and empowerment Ricardo Villanueva
    8. South Asia's Child Rights Theatre for Development: the empowerment of children who are marginalised, disadvantaged and excluded Michael Etherton
    9. Theatre - a space for empowerment: celebrating Jana Sanskriti's experience in India Sanjoy Ganguly.

  • Editors

    Richard Boon, University of Leeds

    Jane Plastow, University of Leeds


    Richard Boon, Jane Plastow, Gerri Moriarty, Richard Andrews, Michael Macmillan, Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, Ricardo Villanueva, Michael Etherton, Sanjoy Ganguly

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