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ERIC Number: EJ1248349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
'Being Part of Something Much Bigger than Self': The Community Play as a Model of Implicit and Explicit Political Theatre Practice
Weston, Sarah
Research in Drama Education, v25 n2 p161-177 2020
This article focuses on the community play, as conceived by Ann Jellicoe, as a form of political theatre-making. Examining two community play productions: "Drummer Hodge" (2014) and "Love on the Dole" (2016), I explore how the form's theatrical conventions combine with the play's content to generate political action. Discussing how the community play has been under-theorised in applied theatre literature, I argue that the form can bring together the more celebratory aspects of community that are present in applied theatre discourses, with explicit political motivations to create political practice in the context of twenty-first century austerity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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