How does live theater impact learning, health, and lifestyle?
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How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice by Michael Anderson (Editor); Julie Dunn (Editor)How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice draws together leaders in drama education and applied theatre from across the globe, including authors from Europe, North America and Australasia. It explores how learning can be activated when drama pedagogies and philosophies are applied across diverse contexts and for varied purposes. The areas explored include: · history · literacy, oracy and listening· health and human relationships education· science · democracy, social justice and global citizenship education· bullying and conflict management· criticality· digital technologies· additional language learningDrawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors present case studies of drama and applied theatre work in school and community settings, providing rich descriptions of practice accompanied by detailed analysis underpinned by the theoretical perspectives of key thinkers from both within and beyond the field of drama.
Publication Date: 2013
Theatre for Children in Hospital by Persephone SextouRecent decades have seen a new appreciation develop for applied theater and the role of arts-based activities in health care. This book looks specifically at the place of theater for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental well-being. Child-led performances, for example, can be used as a technique to distract young patients from hospitalization, prepare them for painful procedures, and teach them calming techniques to control their own pre- or post-operative stress. Persephone Sextou details the key theoretical contexts and practical features of theater for children, in the process offering motivation, guidance, and inspiration for practitioners who want to incorporate performance into their treatment regimen.
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An Introduction to Dramatherapy by Dorothy LangleyIllustrated throughout with vivid examples from dramatherapy sessions, An Introduction to Dramatherapy shows how drama can be used in an intentional and directional way to achieve constructive change with individuals or groups. In particular, the book highlights the power of drama as a therapeutic medium because of its foundations in metaphor, power which can be harnessed through the use of techniques such as role play, enactment, story-telling and the use of puppets and masks. The book provides a welcome overview for readers who are new to the field and an excellent starting point for further study.
Call Number: RC489.P7 L36 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Theater: The Lively Art by Edwin Wilson; Alvin GoldfarbCreated for Theater Appreciation courses that cover both history and elements, Theater: The Lively Art, 6/e remains a comprehensive introductory theater text: an introduction to the audience's experience of theater, an investigation of the elements of theater, and a study of the important developments in the history of theater.
Call Number: PN2037 .W57 2005
Publication Date: 2004
The Theater Experience by Edwin WilsonThe ideal theater appreciation text for courses focusing on theater elements, "The Theater Experience" encourages students to be active theater-goers as they learn about the fundamentals of a production. By addressing the importance of the audience, Wilson brings the art of performance to life for students who may have little experience with the medium. .
John Brown's Body at San Quentin Prison is a film about America - the far history, slavery and the Civil War - and the near history, the lives of a particular group of prisoners serving life sentences for murder at San Quentin prison....The performances before some five hundred people, including the warden, her staff and other inmates, are a triumph. The effect on the men is dramatic, even transformative.