Acting for Real: Dramatherapy Process, Technique and Performance

Acting for Real: Dramatherapy Process, Technique and Performance

By: Renee Emunah (author)Paperback

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Part I: Process. Sources. Conceptual Bases in Drama Therapy. An Integrative Framework for Drama Therapy. Goals in Treatment. Stages: Five Sequential Phases in Drama Therapy. Dramatic Play. Scene Work. Role Play. Culminating Enactment. Ritual. Stories: Individual Growth in Process-Oriented Group Drama Therapy-Four Case Examples. Sessions: The Development of a Single Session. Process and Progression. Resistance. Choice Points. Description of Actual Sessions. Scenes: Development, Direction, and Resolution of Improvisational Enactments. Types of Improvisations. Therapeutic Direction of Improvisational Scenes. Tools and Techniques in Scene Direction. Scene Resolution. Part II: Techniques. Beginning of the Session and Series. Emotional Expression. Group Interaction. Physical Activation. Trust. Observation and Concentration. Mid-Session and Mid-Series. Expression and Communication. Character and Role Development. Group Collaboration. Self Revelation. Closure of the Session and Series. Giving and Receiving. Collective Creativity. Intergroup Perceptions. Review and Celebration. Part III: Performance: The Story of Seven People and the Play They Created About Their Lives. Development of a Group and a Play. Theater and Therapy. Beyond Analysis: The Early Group Process-First Two Phases. The Group's Entrance into Phase Three. Hospital and Therapy Scenes. Anticipating the Performance. Self-Revelatory Performance. Post-Performance Depression and the Integration of Success.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/07/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780876307304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780876307304
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0876307306

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