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ERIC Number: EJ1105769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Rechoreographing Intercultural Encounters: The Power and Limits of Dramatic Play in Segregated Communities
Leffler, Elliot
Research in Drama Education, v21 n2 p139-153 2016
This article examines an Applied Theatre project that was jointly launched by a black Baptist church and a reform synagogue in a US suburb to foster relationships among their members. The suburban community is quite segregated, so the emotional intimacy that develops between the members is striking. Equally significant, however, is the fact that the relationships that emerge do not outlast the programme itself. By investigating one encounter from the theatre project alongside participant interviews and other ethnographic observations from the community in which the project took place, this article argues that play theory can elucidate both the strengths and shortcomings of the project, and that Applied Theatre scholarship would benefit from greater attention to play theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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