Prison Theatre: Perspectives and Practices

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James Thompson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998 - Performing Arts - 247 pages

Prison Theatre describes the rich variety of programmes of theatre with offenders. This multi-disciplinary volume informs debates both in the criminal justice system and in discussion about the role and function of theatre. The contributors explore a wide range of topics within this diverse field, including:
- working with women prisoners and with people with learning difficulties
- dramatherapy with violent offenders
- prison theatre work in Brazil
- theatre work with young offenders
- dramatic intervention in probation services and with ex-offenders.

This is a stimulating and thought-provoking book which will provide valuable reading for practitioners, professionals and students across the fields of the arts therapies, criminology and criminal justice, psychology and performing arts.

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About the author (1998)

James Thompson is the Director of the Theatre in Prisons and Probation Centre and course leader on the MA in Applied Drama at Manchester University Drama Department. He has written articles for Probation Journal and Research in Drama Education, and contributed a chapter to Arts Approaches to Conflict, edited by Marian Liebmann. This book was edited whilst completing a Harkness Fellowship examining arts programmes with `at risk' youth at the University of Texas.

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