Contaminating Theatre

Contaminating Theatre

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Speaking from a breadth of disciplines, themes, and cultural perspective, the eight essays in this collection offer a wide-ranging view on the ways theater can be employed in the service of public health. The projects examined include activist theater companies, qtheater of survivalq dealing with issues like AIDS and peer violence, the use of theater in therapy and in the training of therapists, and an in-depth look at the issues and methods driving any theater seeking to produce a healthy change. The ten contributors include theater practitioners; therapists; and teachers, researchers, and scholars in medical anthropology and international health, psychology and drama therapy, communication and performance studies, and feminist and cultural criticism.Intersection of Theatre, Therapy, and Public Health Jill R. Mac Dougall, P. Stanley Yoder ... A young comic book artist was a more surprising choice and also a direct satire of the immensely successful aquot;Joe Camelaquot; ad campaign. ... the character begins smoking and millions of kids follow his example; eventually the comic-strip character appears in awful judgment to show his cancered lungs to his creator.

Title:Contaminating Theatre
Author:Jill R. Mac Dougall, P. Stanley Yoder
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 1998


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