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Macmillan Higher Education

Theatre and Prison

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Palgrave

Pages: 104
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Theatre And

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Paperback - 9780230247932

15 September 2011

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Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Using examples from popular culture, dramatic texts and applied theatre it analyses how theatre and performance...

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Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Using examples from popular culture, dramatic texts and applied theatre it analyses how theatre and performance reveals economies of punishment, affects penal reform and both challenges and participates in narratives of reformation.

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Part of a vibrant and eyecatching series of 'short, sharp, shots' about theatre
Theatre in prison is a source of wide public controversy this book looks at how / why theatre is used in prison, and how theatre fuels debate about the place of prison in society
Provides a provocative and accessible way into this important and timely topic at an affordable price

Series Editors' Preface
Foreword by James Thompson
The Performance of Punishment
Theatre about Prison
Theatre in Prison
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgements.

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CAOIMHE MCAVINCHEY is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She was a Research Associate with People's Palace Projects (PPP) and has collaborated on a number of large scale projects on the criminal justice system in Brazil and the UK including Staging Human Rights and Changing the Scene.

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CAOIMHE MCAVINCHEY is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She was a Research Associate with People's Palace Projects (PPP) and has collaborated on a number of large scale projects on the criminal justice system in Brazil and the UK including Staging Human Rights and Changing the Scene.

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