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Title Theatre and empowerment : community drama on the world stage / edited by Richard Boon and Jane Plastow
Published Cambridge, UK. : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description xi, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in modern theatre
Cambridge studies in modern theatre.
Contents 1. Introduction / Richard Boon and Jane Plastow -- 2. The wedding community play project : a cross-community production in Northern Ireland / Gerri Moriarty -- 3. The poor theatre of Monticchiello, Italy / Richard Andrews -- 4. 'What happened to you today that reminded you that you are a black man?' : the process of exploring black masculinities in performance, Great Britain / 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
Summary "Theatre and Empowerment examines the ability of drama, theatre, dance and performance to empower communities of very different kinds, and it does so from a multicultural perspective. The communities involved include disadvantaged children in Ethiopia and the Indian sub-continent, disenfranchised Native Americans in the USA and young black men in Britain, people caught in cycles of violence in South Africa and Northern Ireland, and a threatened agricultural town in Italy. The book asserts the value of performance as a vital agent of necessary social change, and makes its arguments through the close examination, from 'inside' practice, of the success - not always complete - of specific projects in their practical and cultural contexts. Practitioners and commentators ask how performance in its widest sense can play a part in community activism on a scale larger than the individual, 'one-off' project by helping communities find their own liberating and creative voices."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Community theater -- Cross-cultural studies.
Theater and society -- Cross-cultural studies.
Theater -- Political aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Theater and society.
Author Plastow, Jane.
Boon, Richard.
LC no. 2004041850
ISBN 0521817293
Other Titles Theatre & empowerment
Community drama on the world stage