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...A comedic YouTube video titled ‘All Good TV Is Actually British’ (Slacktory 2013) presents an American querying a Briton about why there are so many British actors on American TV shows. The latter proposes that you can’t make television...

Ageing, the Individual and Society

Sheila McCormick

Sheila McCormick is a lecturer in Performance at Salford University, UK. Her research interests include documentary, applied and political theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...This chapter provides a framework for a discussion regarding the nature of ageing, the cultural and social significance of considerable demographic change and the challenges this change presents. The material gathered here is intended...
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...Contemporary satirist Sandra Tsing Loh spins a darkly comic, autobiographical tale of growing up middle class Chinese-German in Southern California. This witty monologue is for sons and daughters everywhere who feel that their parents must...

Community Arts and Creative Well-Being for Dementia

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Dementia and creativity Dementia is fast becoming one of the most prevalent conditions across the globe. In the UK, 850,000 people are living with dementia. The likelihood of developing dementia increases...

Complicite, Le Jeu and the Clown: Playful Engagement and Dementia

Michael Balfour

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Julie Dunn

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Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...We are not clowns there to entertain or to make a show for our participants. We are actually there to interact. We are there to be responsive … to any clues from them. We will initiate things in order to invite some response –...
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...Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breathtaking beauty and magnificence...

Art Knows No Boundaries: Cross-Cultural Bridge Building through a Transnational Arts Project

Applied Practice : Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...As is the case with many countries around the world, twenty-two years after South Africa’s first democratic election, there are still great disparities in wealth distribution and the application of human rights. South Africa’s well-worn...

A Gentle Inquiry into Dark Matter in Arts-based Research

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction We are bombarded with the possibilities of miracles from the cradle to the grave – of life eternal on one hand – and cosmic riddles of the universe on the other. Medicine, it seems, can offer an endless...

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Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...‘Of all realities [old age] is perhaps that of which we retain a purely abstract notion longest in our lives’, says Proust with great accuracy. All men are mortal: they reflect upon this fact. A great many of them become old: almost none...
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...As conditions deteriorated in Germany in the 1930s, many Jews tried in vain to escape. But thanks to a British humanitarian effort, about 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and neighboring countries were relocated to live with families...