Performance Affects: Applied Theatre and the End of Effect

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Apr 28, 2009 - Performing Arts - 205 pages
Performance Affects explores performance projects in disaster and war zones to argue that joy, beauty and celebration should be the inspiration for the politics of community-based or participatory performance practice, seeking to realign the field of Applied Theatre away from effects towards an affective role, connected to sensations of pleasure.

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About the author (2009)

JAMES THOMPSON Professor of Applied and Social Theatre at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of In Place of War and a Director of the Centre for Applied Theatre Research. He is author of Drama Workshops for Anger Management and Offending Behaviour (1999), Applied Theatre: Bewilderment and Beyond (2003), Digging Up Stories: Applied Theatre, Performance and War and with Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour, Performance In Place of War (2009).

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