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Making a Leap - Theatre of Empowerment : A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People - Anna Herman

Making a Leap - Theatre of Empowerment

A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People

By: Anna Herman, Sara Clifford, Alec Davison (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st September 1998
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A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore personal and social issues in their work with young people, Making a Leap Theatre for Empowerment has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on a range of disciplines, including theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution. Suitable for use by both experienced theatre practitioners and beginners, the book provides a model that is adaptable for work with diverse groups of young people over different timescales a day, a week, or a period of months. Making a Leap Theatre for Empowerment is a flexible resource for all professionals working with drama and young people.

This book offers the reader a comprehensive way of devising issue-based theatre with young people. The model is based on a ten-week full-time Leap project which involves three weeks of group work and training, three weeks of devising and rehearsing, and four weeks of touring. The characters are created as group members research the theme and draw on their own experiences. It allows the young people to be in control of the product they create, supported by the faciitators. There is a strong sense of empowerment. -- Arts Research Digest

List of Figuresp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Forewordp. 11
The Leap Metaphorp. 13
Introductionp. 15
The Facilitator's Guidep. 21
Preparationp. 33
Trainingp. 83
Devising the Showp. 133
The Tourp. 177
Evaluationp. 197
Confronting Conflictp. 208
Endingp. 231
Practicalitiesp. 237
Epiloguep. 249
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ISBN: 9781853026324
ISBN-10: 1853026328
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1998
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39