Applied Theatre Second Edition (Book)

International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

Six years after its initial publication, Applied Theatre returns with a second edition. As the first book to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for implementing their own theatrical projects, it served as a vital addition to this area of growing interest, winning the Distinguished Book of the Year award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Editors Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton have updated the book to reflect shifts in practice over the last few years in the world of applied theatre.

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Six years after its initial publication, Applied Theatre returns with a second edition. As the first book to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for implementing their own theatrical projects, it served as a vital addition to this area of growing interest, winning the Distinguished Book of the Year award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Editors Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton have updated the book to reflect shifts in practice over the last few years in the world of applied theatre. Drawing on their backgrounds in drama education and pedagogy, the co-editors offer introductory chapters and dozens of case studies on applied theatre projects around the globe. This new edition of Applied Theatre will encourage students and practitioners to acquire a deeper understanding of the field and its best practices.

Dr. Monica Prendergast is an associate professor of drama/theatre education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her research interests are varied and include drama-based curriculum and pedagogy, drama/theatre in community contexts, and arts-based qualitative research methods. Dr. Prendergast’s books include Applied Theatre and Applied Drama (both with Juliana Saxton), Teaching Spectatorship, Poetic Inquiry, Staging the Not-yet, Drama, Theatre and Performance Education in Canada and Poetic Inquiry II. Her CV includes over 50 peer reviewed journal contributions, numerous chapters, book reviews and professional contributions. Monica also reviews theatre for CBC Radio Canada and writes a column on theatre for Focus Magazine.

Juliana Saxton is professor emerita in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. She is also one of the authors of Into the Story 2

Together, they are coauthors of Applied Theatre, also published by Intellect and selected as the American Alliance for Theatre and Education's 2009 Book of the Year.

Chapter 1
Theories and History of Applied Theatre
 
Chapter 2
Practices of Applied Theatre
 
Chapter 3
Story, Storytelling and Applied Theatre
 
Chapter 4
Popular Theatre
 
Chapter 5
Documentary Theatre
 
Chapter 6
Theatre in Education (TIE)
 
Chapter 7
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO)
 
Chapter 8
Theatre in Health Education (THE)
 
Chapter 9
Theatre for Development (TfD)
 
Chapter 10
Prison Theatre
 
Chapter 11
Community-Based Theatre
 
Chapter 12
Museum Theatre
 
Chapter 13
Reminiscence Theatre
 
Chapter 14
Challenges for Practice
 
Afterword: Reflection
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