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ERIC Number: EJ1138570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
"Yes, You Can": From Symbolic Resistance to Social Activism and Back
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith
Research in Drama Education, v22 n2 p202-215 2017
This article presents a singular historical moment in which the ethnic counter-theatre of the 1970s in Jerusalem, which had emerged out of the Hapanterim Hashchorim (Black Panthers) social movement, generated another social movement. This offers a particular example of a grassroots theatre that directly affected and intervened in the complex social reality in Israel at that time. Moreover, this theatre planned and implemented a unique form of activism based on the combination of on-stage and off-stage non-violent actions. The discussion of this historical-theatrical event presents an alternative socio-aesthetic intervention in conflict-affected situations and places, as well as contributing to the discourse on the multi-faceted relationship between theatre, society, and the community in general, and on the transformative power of theatre in particular.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel (Jerusalem)
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