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...In a thought-provoking new play, 13 year old Lucy, who suffers from autism, moves in with her estranged, misanthropic mother. Having lived her entire life with her father, Lucy, as well as her mom, struggle with all the difficulties...
...Translation by Victor Jacono. Introduction I would like to start from the conclusions advanced by Jean-Marie Pradier in a recently published paper: No general theory of the theatre can...
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...This acclaimed WWII psychological courtroom drama was the sensation of 1954. The play portrays a mutiny of naval officers aboard the U.S.S. Caine. Their suspicions concerning their captain’s sanity lead to their rebellion and a subsequent...
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...King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing...
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...When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young woman visitor try to decide whether Miss Helens...
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...In Beloved Clara, the intense relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, and Johannes Brahms are brought to vivid life through music and excerpts from their passionate writings. With the arrival of the young, dynamic Brahms...

Theatre and Therapy: ‘Care’, ‘Cure’, or Illusion?

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Asking questions about ‘the theatre which heals’ requires us first of all to clarify several points:What theatre are we talking about? In what culture? What society?What relationship to the theatre is under discussion: dramatic...

Introduction: Does Art Therapy Work as a Rehabilitative Tool?

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Art therapy can be defined as a form of psychotherapy, which uses the medium of art to facilitate personal expression and the understanding of emotions. Katherine Killick...

The Care Home as a Creative Space

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Imagine a residential care home for the oldest-old, and most people will picture residents slumped in chairs facing a blaring television in an overheated, airless room with the faint smell of cooked food wafting through it. Despite...
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...This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite...