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Shakespeare as prompter : the amending imagination and the therapeutic process

Author: Murray Cox; Alice Theilgaard
Publisher: London ; Bristol, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1994.
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The authors show how Shakespeare can prompt therapeutic engagement with "inaccessible" patients who might otherwise be out of therapeutic reach. At the same time, they demonstrate that the clinical,  Read more...


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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Cox; Alice Theilgaard
ISBN: 1853021598 9781853021596 185302158X 9781853021589
OCLC Number: 1023285890
Description: xxvi, 454 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Adrian Noble. Foreword by Ismod Rosen. I. Prologue. 1. A Prompting Paradigm. 2. Prompting Possibilities. 3. The Frame of Things. II. Shakespeare as Prompter in Therapeutic Encounters. Introduction. 1. Narrative Failure. 2. The Prompting Process. 3. Emphasis, Rhythm and Cadence. 4. Language. 5. Action. III. Shakespeare's Paraclinical Precision Compromise With Chaos. Introduction. 1. Time. 2. Depth. 3. Mutuality. 4. Mind. 5. Body. 6. Mind and Body: Sexuality. IV. Theatres of Operation. Introduction. 1. Projective Possibilities. 2. Clinical Compression, Subtext and Life-Sentence. 3. Forensic Psychotherapy as Paradigm. 4. Madness. 5. Clinical Phenomenology and Shakespeare. Epilogue: The Amending Imagination. References. Index.
Responsibility: Murray Cox and Alice Theilgaard ; forewords by Adrian Noble and Ismond Rosen.


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...a delightful read... The authors demonstrate the value of the 'aesthetic imperative within the therapeutic space when narrative begins to fail'; they show with rich examples how therapists become Read more...

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