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Title Theatre in prison : theory and practice / edited by Michael Balfour.
Imprint Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2004.

Subject Prison theater.
Arts in prisons.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Alt Name Balfour, Michael, 1966-
Description 1 online resource (xi, 206 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A Study of Prisoners and Guards in a Simulated Prison / Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney, Curtis Banks -- Pathologies of Hope in Drama and Theatre / Baz Kershaw -- Play: One Hour in the Semi Open (aka The Rat Run) -- From the Stocks to the Stage: Prison Theatre and the Theatre of Prison / James Thompson -- The Prosocial Gang / Arnold Goldstein, Barry Glick, Wilma Carthan, Douglas A. Blancero -- Prison Poem / 'Ali' -- Somebody's Daughter Theatre: Celebrating Difference with Women in Prison / Maud Clark -- The Role of the Camshaft in Offender Rehabilitation / Chris Johnston -- Dealing with Drugs / Kate McCoy, Imogen Blood -- 'If All the World's a Stage, Why Did I Get the Worst Parts?': Psychodrama with Violent and Sexually Abusive Men / Clark Baim -- Prison Transformation in South Africa Centre For Conflict Resolution -- Poem: The True Prison / Ken Saro-Wiwa -- Theatre and Ecclecticism: The 'Tandari' Experience / Emman Frank Idoko -- Real Social Ties?: The Ins and Outs of Making Theatre in Brazilian Prisons / Paul Heritage.
Summary From role-plays with street gangs in the USA to Beckett in Brixton; from opera productions with sex offenders to psychodrama with psychopaths, the book will discuss, analyse and reflect on theoretical notions and practical applications of theatre for and with the incarcerated. Theatre in Prison is a collection of thirteen international essays exploring the rich diversity of innovative drama works in prisons. The book includes an introduction that will present a contextualisation of the prison theatre field. Thereafter, leading practitioners and academics will explore key aspects of practice & e.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1841509035 (electronic bk.)
9781841509037 (electronic bk.)
1841500666 (pbk.)
OCLC # 56097603
Additional Format Print version: Theatre in prison. Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2004 1841500666 (OCoLC)51992788