Contaminating Theatre

Contaminating Theatre

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Speaking from a breadth of disciplines, themes, and cultural perspective, the eight essays in this collection offer a wide-ranging view on the ways theater can be employed in the service of public health. The projects examined include activist theater companies, qtheater of survivalq dealing with issues like AIDS and peer violence, the use of theater in therapy and in the training of therapists, and an in-depth look at the issues and methods driving any theater seeking to produce a healthy change. The ten contributors include theater practitioners; therapists; and teachers, researchers, and scholars in medical anthropology and international health, psychology and drama therapy, communication and performance studies, and feminist and cultural criticism.I am wearing only a thin summer dress and sandals and the only remark we get is from the girl behind the counter ... The salesgirl starts looking and gives me a tiny skirt and extremely short T-shirt to go with it. ... It is very hard not to laugh at what I see in the mirror and even harder to go out to the other people in the shop.

Title:Contaminating Theatre
Author:Jill R. Mac Dougall, P. Stanley Yoder
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 1998


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