By Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton
Applied Theatre is the 1st assortment to aid practitioners and scholars in constructing severe frameworks for his or her personal community-based theatrical tasks. The editors draw on thirty case experiences in utilized theatre from fifteen countries—covering quite a lot of disciplines, from theatre reviews to schooling, drugs, and law—and gather crucial readings to supply a complete survey of the sector. Infused with a ancient and theoretical evaluate of sensible theatre, Applied Theatre bargains transparent developmental methods and types for useful application.
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2. Aesthetics: These are the qualities of an artistic work that we can identify and value. For example, how does a performance engage our multiple senses (hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste), exhibit moments of beauty, harmony, metaphor/symbol, recognition and surprise and use the elements of theatre (focus, tension, sight/sound, dark/light, movement/stillness [Wagner, 1976, p. 148–158])? In what ways do the contexts of any given applied theatre project directly affect the aesthetic/artistic choices made by participants and the values generated from the work by audiences?
There is no logic. Another small war rages. The television reports are watched by our children. Are they powerful? Our children have an enormous capacity to understand. They have a vast capacity to empathise with the experience of their fellow human beings who struggle to survive in the midst of the hellish violence unleashed by neighbour on neighbour. Every fibre of their being[s] knows the suffering. They are not reliant on the television reports. As young people[,] they are intuitively so much closer than we are to the knowledge that civil war rages in every part of the world.
The contradiction is socially present in the room. As the ICON Delegates, experts in the field of Human Rights, receive their official identification, Borovia stands in the centre of the school hall. The Nation is embodied in the form of a small Tailors workroom; there are no walls; there are portals[:] A window A door A portrait frame: [e]mpty, full length A full length mirror: [n]o glass, again only the frame Each of these portals is connected, the whole room/nation girdled and embraced by rich swathes of brilliant Indigo cloth.
Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice by Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton