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作者 Cohen-Cruz, Jan
書名 Engaging Performance : Theatre As Call and Response
出版項 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
國際標準書號 9780203847695 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (241 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Kinship among engaged performance practices -- Purposes of writing this book -- Book organization: centers of gravity of engaged performance -- 1 Playwrighting: putting plays to use -- Brecht's intellectually active spectator -- Kushner's magical epic theatre -- Angels in the context of a social movement -- The post-social movement life of Angels -- Community-informed adaptations -- The unfaithful disciple -- Workbook -- 2 Specta(c)ting: theatre of the oppressed, orthodoxy and adaptation -- The system of theatre of the oppressed -- Adapting Boal -- Semi-invisible theatre: magic that mystifies and reveals -- The Joker System as Pedagogy and Performance -- The Spirit of Boal in the Bronx -- Activating the specta(c)tor -- Workbook -- 3 Self-representing: testimonial performance -- Social call, cultural response -- The testimonial process -- Cultural democracy and self-representation -- home land security as a testimonial performance -- From self-representation to community action -- Workbook -- 4 Cultural organizing: multiple modes of communication -- Creating cultural organizing tools -- Theorizing culture as political strategy -- Integrating artists and activists -- Workbook -- 5 Gathering assets: the art of local resources -- The choice: top-down or bottom-up -- Social capital and asset-based community organizing -- The youth theatre workshop: adapting method to context -- The art of cultural resources -- Workbook -- 6 Particularizing place: revitalizing cities and neighborhoods -- Revitalizing downtowns -- The Urban Video Project -- Towards a participatory performance spectacle -- Revitalizing urban neighborhoods -- Efforts to create an arts district -- Art and community-building -- The arts' contribution to urban development
Workbook -- 7 Training: an engaged artist prepares -- The dynamic triangle of a socially-engaged arts curriculum -- Craft training -- Scholarship in an engaged art education -- Community engagement as a component of learning -- Values and principles underlying training -- Higher education as the site of engaged art pedagogy -- Advantages of learning engaged art in higher education -- Obstacles to situating engaged art training in higher education -- Assessing engaged art education -- The curriculum project interviewees -- Workbook -- Afterword: the centrality of relationships in engaging performance -- Appendix -- 1 Selected Adaptations, Cornerstone Theater -- 2 Roadside Theater's Story Circle Methodology -- 3 Values and Mission Statement, Community Arts and Higher Education Partnership -- 4 Criteria, Syracuse Public Art Commission -- 5 Resources from The Curriculum Project Research -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine "socially engaged performance." It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects. Author Jan Cohen-Cruz draws on a career of groundbreaking research and work within the fields of political, applied, and community theatre to explore the impact of how differing genres of theatre respond to social "calls." Areas highlighted include: playwrighting and the engaged artist theatre of the oppressed performance as testimonial the place of engaged art in cultural organizing the use of local resources in engaged art revitalizing cities and neighborhoods through engaged performance training of the engaged artist. Cohen-Cruz also draws on the work of major theoreticians, including Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Doreen Massey, as well as analyzing in-depth case studies of the work of US practitioners today to illustrate engaged performance in action. Jan Cohen-Cruz is director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. She is the author of Local Acts: Community-based Performance in the US; the editor of Radical Street Performance; co-editor, with Mady Schutzman, of Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism and A Boal Companion; and a University Professor at Syracuse University
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Cohen-Cruz, Jan Engaging Performance : Theatre As Call and Response Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415472135
主題 Drama - Social aspects - United States
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