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ERIC Number: EJ1106427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Narrative Power: Playback Theatre as Cultural Resistance in Occupied Palestine
Rivers, Ben
Research in Drama Education, v20 n2 p155-172 2015
This paper describes The Freedom Theatre's Freedom Bus initiative and its use of Playback Theatre for community mobilisation and cultural activism within Occupied Palestine. Utilising a conflict transformation perspective, conventional dialogue-oriented initiatives are contrasted against interventions that pursue concientisation and alliance building through participatory theatre and narrative-based processes. Playback Theatre is thus presented as one strategy that can be used within a broader framework of political action that seeks to address the asymmetrical power relations that characterise the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Palestine
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