The Drama Review

TDR: The Drama Review
Volume 48, Number 3 (T 183), Fall 2004
Special Issue: Social Theatre
Guest Editor: James Thompson

CONTENTS

    Tillis, Steve.
  • Theatre History's "View of the World"
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater -- Study and teaching.
    Thompson, James, 1966-
    Schechner, Richard, 1934-
  • Why "Social Theatre"?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater and society.
    Abstract:
      Deploying social theatre in TDR is performative-as likely to bring about as it is to describe. Social theatre is not a meeting of two distinct unrelated wholes. It is the dynamic meeting of theatre and social work, an interaction that can change both disciplines.
    Schininà, Guglielmo.
  • Here We Are: Social Theatre and Some Open Questions about Its Developments
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater and society.
    Abstract:
      One of the leaders of the movement considers some of the theoretical and historical sources and themes of social theatre as an instrument of action and healing.
    Schininà, Guglielmo.
  • "Far Away, So Close": Psychosocial and Theatre Activities with Serbian Refugees
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater and society -- Serbia and Montenegro -- Serbia.
    • Refugees -- Serbia and Montenegro -- Serbia.
    Abstract:
      Making creative activities for children, adolescents, and elderly refugees living in the collective centers of war-torn southern Serbia proved to be no easy task.
    Ahsana, Najamula, 1955-
  • Social Theatre in Bangladesh
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lokenatya o Sangskritik Unnayana Kendro (Khulna, Bangladesh)
    • Theater and society -- Bangladesh.
    Abstract:
      Using improvisation based on the Bengali popular indigenous performance forms of jatra and khaner gan, the theatre group LOSAUK of Bangladesh raises social awareness and advocates change.
    Mitra, Shayoni.
  • Badal Sircar: Scripting a Movement
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sarkar, Badal.
    • Theater -- India.
    • Satabdi (Theater group)
    Abstract:
      A pioneer of Indian street theatre, environmental theatre, and poor theatre continues his work in and around Kolkata. Mitra considers Sircar's life-path from the 1960s into the new century.
    Kumar, Sanjay.
  • ACTing: The pandies' theatre of Delhi
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater and society -- India -- Delhi.
    • Feminist theater -- India -- Delhi.
    Abstract:
      A New Delhi feminist theatre of children, women, slum-dwellers, and the homeless named after the first Indian to kill his British superior in the 1857 uprising against British rule.
    Heritage, Paul.
  • Taking Hostages: Staging Human Rights
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    Subject Headings:
    • Prison theater -- Brazil -- São Paulo.
    Abstract:
      Inside a São Paulo prison, theatre workers and prisoners stage performances proclaiming human rights in order to combat the dehumanizing conditions that feed abuses within the prison system.
    Caster, Peter.
  • Staging Prisons: Performance, Activism, and Social Bodies
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    Subject Headings:
    • University of Texas at Austin. Live from death row [performance]
    • Webster, Ken. Jury duty [performance]
    • Theater -- Political aspects.
    • Political plays.
    Abstract:
      "Staged activism" is social protest using the tactics of performance, while "activist performance" is conventional stage drama deliberately performed as part of a particular political project. What are the advantages and drawbacks of each?
    Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith.
  • Whose Play Is It?: The Issue of Authorship/Ownership in Israeli Community-Based Theatre
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    Subject Headings:
    • Community theater -- Israel.
    • Theater -- Political aspects -- Israel.
    • Theater and society -- Israel.
    Abstract:
      Community-based theatre in Israel is a means for individual and social empowerment. But who really owns these theatrical means of production-the community, the artists, or the sponsors?
    Fisher, Amanda Stuart.
  • The Playwright in Residence: A Community's Storyteller
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater and society -- Great Britain.
    • Community theater -- Great Britain.
    • Prison theater -- Great Britain.
    • Clean Break Theatre Company.
    • Camden Young People's Theatre.
    Abstract:
      What are the ways that collective storytelling becomes a communityforming activity, where individual and communal identity is negotiated and explored? What are the interactive exchanges between the storyteller and community?
    Thompson, James, 1966-
  • Digging Up Stories: An Archaeology of Theatre in War
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theater and society -- Sri Lanka.
    • Sri Lanka -- History -- Civil War, 1983- -- Theater and the war.
    Abstract:
      What happens when the theatre is implicated in the horrors of the situation it displays? Who can judge the truth of one story against another? Should we champion a narrative that denies the rhetoric of war, and deny the narrative that champions the need for war?
    Cocke, Dudley.
  • Art in a Democracy
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    Subject Headings:
    • Community arts projects -- United States.
    • Theater and society -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Reflecting on 25 years of making grassroots art, Cocke asks: How can artists relate to tradition, pursue intercultural collaborations, build diverse audiences, and help communities discover and perform their stories?
    Schechner, Richard, 1934-
  • One Hand, Many Fingers
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schechner, Richard, 1934- -- Travel -- China.
    • Theater -- China.
    Abstract:
      Schechner's working visit to Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai proved to be a journey among three very different kinds of Chinese communities with very different political and artistic practices—from social drama to traditional theatre.
    Bailey, Brett.
  • Playing in the War Zone
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bailey, Brett -- Travel -- Haiti.
    • Haiti -- Politics and government -- 1986-
    Abstract:
      Finding himself in the midst of political upheaval surrounding Jean-Bertrand Aristide's fall from power in Haiti, Bailey saw in the violence a great need for the kind of healing and empowering that social theatre can bring.

Books

    Sorgenfrei, Carol Fisher.
  • The Man Who Saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Okamoto, Shiro, 1946- Man who saved Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and theatre censorship in occupied Japan.
    • Leiter, Samuel L., tr.
    • Bowers, Faubion, 1917-
    Marra, Kim, 1957-
  • The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Solomon, Alisa, 1956-, ed. Queerest art: essays on lesbian and gay theater.
    • Minwalla, Framji, ed.
    • Gay theater -- United States.
    Jakovljevic, Branislav.
  • Fluxus Experience (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Higgins, Hannah, 1964- Fluxus experience.
    • Fluxus (Group of artists)
    Harries, Martin.
  • Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • During, Simon, 1950- Modern enchantments: the cultural power of secular magic.
    • Magic tricks -- History.
    Ziter, Edward.
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kennedy, Dennis, 1940-, ed. Oxford encyclopedia of theatre and performance.
    • Theater -- Encyclopedias.



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