Introduction to Dramatherapy : Theatre and Healing - Ariadne's Ball of Thread Paperback
by Sue Jennings
Dramatherapy is now well-established and widely used in a variety of settings with diverse groups of people.
In this book, Sue Jennings presents a 'healing theatre' approach to dramatherapy, showing how it is part of our total cultural experience of theatre art, and how it can be used to find a bearable means of facing the beast at the heart of the labyrinth. Challenging received views from psychology and psychotherapy on the theoretical base of dramatherapy, she argues that the dramatic development of the individual is a primary developmental process, which is influential from conception and is shaped by cultural context.
She maintains that by participating in drama and theatre as well as exploring our 'dramatic' past, a new pathway to self-knowledge and fulfilment is opened as a viable alternative to conventional practice. Illustrated with many examples, the book also includes exercises and questionnaires which can be used in practice, with students, or for self-study, illuminating the relationship between theatre and healing, and the theatrical basis of dramatherapy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, bibliography
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/12/1997
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9781853021152