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Theatre in Prison

Theory and Practice

From role-plays with street gangs in the USA to Beckett in Brixton; from opera productions with sex offenders to psychodrama with psychopaths, the book will discuss, analyse and reflect on theoretical notions and practical applications of theatre for and with the incarcerated.

Theatre in Prison is a collection of thirteen international essays exploring the rich diversity of innovative drama works in prisons. The book includes an introduction that will present a contextualisation of the prison theatre field. Thereafter, leading practitioners and academics will explore key aspects of practice &endash; problemitising, theorising and describing specific approaches to working with offenders. The book also includes extracts from prison plays, poetry and prisoners writings that offer illustrations and insights into the experience of prison life.

206 pages | 6-3/4 x 9

Art: Art--General Studies

Sociology: Criminology, Delinquency, Social Control

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Table of Contents

The Contributors
A Study of Prisoners and Guards in a Simulated Prison
Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney and Curtis Banks 
Pathologies of Hope in Drama and Theatre
Baz Kershaw
Play: One Hour in the Semi Open (aka The Rat Run)
From the Stocks to the Stage: Prison Theatre and the Theatre of Prison
James Thompson
The Prosocial Gang
Arnold Goldstein, Barry Glick, Wilma Carthan And Douglas A. Blancero
 Prison Poem
Somebody’s Daughter Theatre: Celebrating Difference with Women in Prison
Maud Clark
The Role of the Camshaft in Offender Rehabilitation
Chris Johnston
Dealing with Drugs
Kate McCoy And Imogen Blood
‘If All the World’s a Stage, Why Did I Get the Worst Parts?’:
Psychodrama with Violent and Sexually Abusive Men
Clark Baim
Prison Transformation in South Africa
Centre For Conflict Resolution
Poem: The True Prison
Ken Saro-Wiwa
Theatre and Ecclecticism: The ‘Tandari’ Experience
Emman Frank Idoko
Real Social Ties?: The Ins and Outs of Making Theatre in Brazilian Prisons
Paul Heritage

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