Radical Initiatives in Interventionist & Community Drama

Edited by Peter Billingham

Radical Initiatives in Interventionist & Community Drama
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Edited by Peter Billingham

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

132 pages | 6-3/4 x 9
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841500683 Published March 2005
This new series of cutting edge critical essays and articles in issues concerning Drama and Performance opens with Volume I, which will focus on issues of Interventionist Drama and related examples of Drama as Community.

The list of contributors is impressive and quite consciously eclectic, ranging from established scholars such as Dr. Lionel Pilkington (University of Galway) through to the latest talent emerging in the field of theatre research such as Bill McDonnell (University of Sheffield) and Maureen Barry (Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds.) There is also a significant international dimension to Volume I with contributions from Carole Christensen (Copenhagen) and - (South Africa), with Velda Harris (Central School of Speech and Drama) offering a critical evaluation of her work with nomadic tribes people in Azerbaijan.

As with the series as a whole, the focus for this first collection is a fusion of high-quality scholarly research with dynamic and perceptive accounts from practitioners in their field of work. Similarly this collection represents an eclectic mix of material that is absolutely contemporary and previously unpublished, offering a unique insight into some of the ideological, methodological and aesthetic issues surrounding the generic area of Interventionist and Community Theatre.
Commissioning Editor’s Introduction
Peter Billingham
Introduction: On Interventionist and Community Theatre
John Bull
The Contributors 
A Good Night Out on the Fells Road: Liberation Theatre and the Nationalist Struggle in Belfast 1984-1990
Bill McDonnell
Crossing Boundaries and Struggling for Language: Using Drama with Women as a Means of Addressing Psycho-social-cultural Issues in a Multi-cultural Context in Contemporary Copenhagen
Carole Angela Christensen
Taking Liberties
Gunduz Kalic
Parachuting In: Issues Arising from Drama as Intervention within Communities in Azerbaijan
Velda Harris
Bordering Utopia: Dissident Community Theatre in Sheffield
John Salway
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