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Engaging performance : theatre as call and response

Author: Jan Cohen-Cruz
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Theatre studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a combined analysis to examine 'socially engaged performance'. This title offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Cohen-Cruz
ISBN: 9780415472135 041547213X 9780415472142 0415472148 9780203847695 0203847695
OCLC Number: 731183727
Description: 228 S.
Contents: Introduction Kinship among Engaged Performance Practices Purposes for Writing this Book Book Organization: Centers of Gravity of Engaged Performance Chapter 1. Playwrighting: Putting Plays to Use 1.1 Brecht's Intellectually Active Spectator 1.2Kushner's Magical Epic Theatre Angels in the Context of a Social Movement The Post-Social Movement Life of Angels 1.3 Community-Informed Adaptations 1.4 The Unfaithful Disciple 1.5 Workbook: Situating Plays for Social Engagement Chapter 2. Specta(c)ting: Theatre of the Oppressed, Orthodoxy and Adaptation 2.1 The System of Theatre of the Oppressed 2.2 Adapting Boal 2.3 Semi-Invisible Theatre: Magic That Mystifies and Reveals 2.4 The Joker System as Pedagogy and Performance 2.5 The Spirit of Boal in the Bronx 2.6 Activating the Specta(c)tor 2.7 Workbook: Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed Techniques Ch 3. Self-Representing: Testimonial Performance 3.1 Social Call, Cultural Response 3.2 The Testimonial Process 3.3 Cultural Democracy and Self-Representation 3.4 home land security as a Testimonial Performance 3.5 From Self-Representation to Community Action 3.6 Workbook: Interviewing and Story Circles Ch 4. Cultural Organizing: Multiple Modes of Communication 4.1 Creating Cultural Organizing Tools 4.2 Theorizing Culture as Political Strategy 4.3 Integrating Artists and Activists 4.4 Workbook: The Creation of Scripts from Stories and Interviews Ch 5. Gathering Assets: the Art of Local Resources 5.1 The Choice: Top Down or Bottom Up 5.2 Social Capital and Asset-Based Community Organizing 5.3 The Youth Theatre Workshop: Adapting Method to Context 5.4 The Art of Cultural Resources 5.5 Workbook: Facilitating Theatre Workshops Ch 6. Particularizing Place: Revitalizing Cities and Neighborhoods 6.1 Revitalizing Downtowns 6.2 The Urban Video Project 6.3 Towards a Participatory Performance Spectacle 6.4 Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods 6.5 Efforts to Create an Arts District 6.6 Art and Community Building 6.7 The Arts' Contribution to Urban Development 6.8 Workbook: Making Site-Specific Performance Ch 7. Training: An Engaged Artist Prepares 7.1 The Dynamic Triangle of a Socially-Engaged Arts Curriculum 7.2 Craft Training 7.3 Scholarship in an Engaged Art Education 7.4 Community Engagement as a Component of Learning 7.5 Values and Principles Underlying Training 7.6 Higher Education as the Site of Engaged Art Pedagogy Advantages of Learning Engaged Art in Higher Education Obstacles to Situating Engaged Art Training in Higher Education 7.7 Assessing Engaged Art Education 7.8 The Curriculum Project Interviewees 7.9 Workbook: Beginning Engaged Art Partnerships Afterword: The Centrality of Relationships in Engaging Performance Appendix
Series Title: Theatre studies
Responsibility: Jan Cohen-Cruz.
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