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The Bodies of Others

The Bodies of Others investigates, through a series of close readings of several theatrical and film productions in Europe and South America, the relationship between ‘representation’ (including theatrical representation) and ethics (defined as an ongoing relational negotiation, as opposed to a set of universal moral laws). The main concepts are exposed through a comparative analysis of historical processes, political actions and artistic works from different periods.

Ethics and Research-Based Theatre: Reflections from Two Practitioners

This article examines ethical tensions and entanglements that arise when working as a volunteer and professional director outside of the academy with multiple stakeholders including teachers, university students, young carers, a playwright, youth arts organisation and social services.

The Art of Wellbeing through Drama & Theatre Education

This article will attempt to clarify the meaning of wellbeing by examining its context and evolution into educational theory, from its philosophical origins to its current place in modern psychology.

Telling our Stories of Home

What is home? The answer seems obvious. But Telling Our Stories of Home, an international collection of eleven plays by and about women from Lebanon, Haiti, Venezuela, Uganda, Palestine, Brazil, India, UK, and the US, complicates the answer.
These are voices seldom represented to a larger audience. The plays and performance pieces include a mix of monologue, duologue, and ensemble plays, allowing fantastic performance opportunities particularly in an age of social-distancing with flexible casts that together invite the theme of home to be performed and studied on the page.

Postdramatic Theatre in India

This book revisits Hans-Thies Lehmann’s theory of the postdramatic and participates in the ongoing debate on the theatre paradigm by placing contemporary Indian performance within it. None of the Indian theatre-makers under study built their works directly on the Euro-American model of postdramatic theatre, but many have used its vocabulary and apparatus in innovative, transnational ways. Their principal aim was to invigorate the language of Indian urban theatre, which had turned stale under the stronghold of realism inherited from colonial stage practice after independence.

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