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Improvising Real Life : Personal Story in Playback Theatre
Salas, Jo
Tusitala / Softcover / 1996-01-01 / 0964235013
Drama Therapy, Psychodrama
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186 pages
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An accessible account of playback theatre's origins, practice and philosophy, illustrated with real-life stories from performances. Includes 15 photos and a glossary of playback terms. Author Jo Salas is a founding member of the original company and now teaches playback internationally.

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Comments

“A basic operating manual for anyone who works with expressive therapies, role play, storytelling. Jo Salas's language is as direct and evocative as a Playback Theatre episode. Study this book, use it!”
—Robin Larsen, PhD, co-author of A Fire in the Mind: The Life of Joseph Campbell

“Readers concerned with story and theatre will find much of interest in this clearly and simply written account, which combines some of the elements of a how-to manual with reflection and theory.”
—Parabola Magazine

“This is a must-read book not only for theatre artists, but for educators and social service professionals interested in the arts as a tool toward both self-expression and community building.”
—Mady Schutzmann, Co-Editor, Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism

Contents:


Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

1. The Beginnings

2. The Sense of Story

3. Scenes and Other Forms

4. Being a Playback Actor

5. Conducting

6. Music for Playback

7. Presence, Presentation, and Ritual

8. Playback and Healing

9. Being in the Community

10. Growing in the World

Glossary

Appendix

References and Resources

Index

Acknowledgments

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