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Applied Theatre

Bewilderment and Beyond

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James Thompson

Applied Theatre: Bewilderment and Beyond explores the practice of theatre in communities and social institutions with marginalised groups. It shifts between contexts and countries to examine different ways that theatre has been applied to a wide range of social issues. Theatre projects in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom are analysed to argue for a complex and questioning view of the practice. Initiatives in prisons, developing countries, war situations and participatory research projects become the sites to interrogate the claims that applied theatre can be a theatre for social change.
Many practitioners and researchers have witnessed powerful applied theatre projects but nonetheless struggled to articulate the reasons for the projects’ success. This book uses the questions inspired by that perplexity to create a case for applied theatre as a major area of contemporary theatre practice.

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Index absolutism 150 action matter 24, 27–51, 131–2 Action Research 24, 121–46 action research spiral 124 actor training 36 adolescence xxiii, 37, 44–5, 48 agit-prop 112 AIDS see HIV/AIDS Amateur Voltaic Theatre 91 Anderson, Joel 104–5, 116 anti-model 102, 104, 140 Anuradhapura 160–2, 168–9 Applied Theatre see theatre area theatre see ‘Théâtre de Quartier’ artistic integrity 88, 99 Atelier Théâtre Burkinabé (ATB) 13, 24, 85–120, 178 Australia xiii baby-copying picture 32, 34 balancing act 54, 106, 110, 151–2, 159, 177 ballet 27, 30 Bandura, Albert 9, 33, 41 banking education 116 behaviour rehearsal 9, 81–3 behaviourism 17, 23, 28 Bentham, Jeremy 59 Bergen 85 bewilderment xv, xxii–xxv, 1–2, 6, 8, 11, 19–20, 24–5, 46, 53–84, 116, 127, 132, 147, 152, 174–6, 179 Bharata Natyam 178 Bharucha, Rustom 87 Big Circle xi, 154 Blagg 21 Boal, Augusto xvi, xviii–xix, 1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 37, 66, 67, 86, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113–15, 117, 127, 137, 139, 142, 143, 148, 158, 177, 178 ‘Bombs and Shields’ 170 Bordet, Valérie 87, 90, 93, 103, 109, 113 bourgeois gentilhomme 85, 92, 94 Brazil xiv, xix, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16–17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 77, 86, 93, 92, 94, 100, 118, 131 Brecht, Bertolt 2 Buckley Hall, HMP 78 Burkina...

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