Theatre For Living

Author: David Diamond
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425127681
Size: 12,59 MB
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Winner of the 2008 American Alliance for Theatre and Education "Book of Distinction" Award. Theatre is a primal language that used to be spoken by everyone; everyone included the "living community". Weaving together Systems Theory and the groundbreaking work of Fritjof Capra , Theatre of the Oppressed and the revolutionary work of Augusto Boal , and his own 25 years of practical experience in community-based popular theatre, David Diamond creates a silo-busting book that embraces the complexity of real life. Some of the questions Theatre for Living asks and attempts to answer: From a perspective of biology and sociology, how is a community a living thing? How do we design a theatre practice to consciously work with living communities to help them tell their stories? How do we accomplish this without demonizing those characters with whom we disagree? Must we constantly do battle to defeat an endless stream of oppressors, or can we imagine a world in which we stop creating them? Why is this important? What should we be on the look-out for (both positive and negative) when doing this work? What practical games and exercises can we use to awaken group consciousness? Who will be interested in Theatre for Living? Artists; community development workers; educators; activists; people working in social services, mediation and conflict resolution; health care professionals; anyone with an interest in finding new ways to approach the intersection of culture and social justice. "I greatly admire the achievements of David Diamond and his Headlines Theatre. He is following his own path, doing extraordinary and groundbreaking work in several fields, like his work with many First Nations communities in Canada and the US, and his adaptation of Forum Theatre on TV and on the Internet. This book relates the experiences of his life in theatre. For what he has already done, is doing, and certainly will do, David Diamond deserves all our support." Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, author of Theatre of the Oppressed, Rainbow of Desire, and Legislative Theatre David Diamonds work has been an inspiration to performers, artists, community leaders throughout Canada and beyond. The ideas in Theatre for Living are large, daring, challenging; but the steps by which Diamond follows and implements the ideas are precise and accessible. As I read I found myself being taken further and further into the life that is both theatre and the making of theatre, which is to say I was led into how life can be given its meaning. Hugh Brody, anthropologist and film-maker, author of Maps And Dreams, Living Arctic and The Other Side of Eden

Becoming More Of What We Are

Author: Julia Felder
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643911483
Size: 20,82 MB
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The increasing output-oriented effectivity and regulatory power of socio-economic structures fail to meet human potentials for personal, social and political unfolding. Targeting the patterns of behaviour that underlie these structures, the author investigates in possibilities for transformation that arise from the awareness of needs within the political subject. What can this awareness mean and what are possible ways to foster awareness of own needs? The author gives a critical overview of different understandings of needs and connects it to practical aspects, leading towards an own approach of doing what we have to do, in order to be who we are.

African Theatre For Development

Author: Kamal Salhi
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1871516773
Size: 15,42 MB
Format: PDF
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This book acts as a forum for investigating how African Theatre works and what its place is in this postmodern society. It provides the subject with a degree of detail unmatched in previous books, reflecting a new approach to the study of the performing arts in this region. The book provides an opportunity to discover contemporary material from experts, critics and artists from across the world. The contributions are in a language and style that allow them to be read either as aids to formal study or as elements of discussion to interest the general reader.

How To Use Forum Theatre For Community Dialogue A Facilitator S Handbook

Author: Angelo Miramonti
ISBN: 1326941046
Size: 17,96 MB
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A practical handbook for the beginner facilitator in applying Forum Theatre to community dialogue and conflict transformation. A facilitation manual to empower individuals and communities in responding to social issues using a non-judgemental and interactive approach.

Theatre For The 98

Author: Maxine Klein
Editor: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896080003
Size: 10,23 MB
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"Today in the valley of total corporate control there exists a people's life-line. It is comprised of people who are resisting everything about the corporate elite, from its ambiance and aerosol to its broadcast hype. And they are resisting not by dropping out but by joining up." "This book is about theatre for the 98%. Call it our theatre. Call it the other theatre. Call it political theatre. Call it poor theatre. Call it democratic theatre. Call it downtown theatre. Call it makin' do. Whatever you call it, it is people's theatre."

Glimpses Of Freedom

Author: Katya Buchleitner
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643502036
Size: 14,49 MB
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This book presents the creative approach of Theatre of the Oppressed and its liberating potential within the rigid structures of prisons. Can inner freedom be experienced in oppressive outer circumstances? Is there a kind of freedom that cannot be curtailed by external oppressors? Can a physical space that allows trust and inspires creative expression open spaces of inner freedom? The book seeks to integrate a transrational world-view with political activism, combining the understandings of freedom from spiritual teachers Osho and Krishnamurti with those of two revolutionaries of pedagogy and theatre, Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal.


Author: J. Hart
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230103987
Size: 16,40 MB
Format: PDF
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In this stunning reinterpretation of Shakespeare s works, Jonathan Hart explores key topics such as love, lust, time, culture, and history to unlock the Bard s brilliant fictional worlds. From an in-depth look at the private and public myths of love in the narrative poems, through an examination of time in the sonnets, to a discussion of gender in the major history plays, this book offers close readings and new perspectives. Delving into the text and context of a wide range of poems and plays, Hart brings his wealth of experience to bear on Shakespeare s representation of history.

Theatre For Women S Participation In Sustainable Development

Author: Beth Osnes
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136728538
Size: 17,30 MB
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Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in the development approach often favour the skill set of the development practitioner and are a mismatch with the traditional, gendered knowledge and skills many women who are living in poverty do have. This study explores three case studies from India, Ethiopia, and the Guatemala that have successfully used applied theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development. This interdisciplinary book has the opportunity to be the first to bring together the theory, scholarship and practice of theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development in an international context. This work will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of fields who are looking for creative solutions for utilizing the contributions of women for solving our global goals to live in a sustainable way on this one planet in a just and equitable manner.

Learning And Teaching Community Based Research

Author: Catherine Etmanski
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144269940X
Size: 13,82 MB
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Community-Based Research, or CBR, is a mix of innovative, participatory approaches that put the community at the heart of the research process. Learning and Teaching Community-Based Research shows that CBR can also operate as an innovative pedagogical practice, engaging community members, research experts, and students. This collection is an unmatched source of information on the theory and practice of using CBR in a variety of university- and community-based educational settings. Developed at and around the University of Victoria, and with numerous examples of Indigenous-led and Indigenous-focused approaches to CBR, Learning and Teaching Community Based-Research will be of interest to those involved in community outreach, experiential learning, and research in non-university settings, as well as all those interested in the study of teaching and learning.

Theatre For Children

Author: David Wood
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566632323
Size: 11,24 MB
Format: PDF
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A guide to producing, directing, and writing plays for children, with tips on catching and holding a child's attention