The Play's the Thing: Exploring Text in Drama and Therapy

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Psychology - 244 pages

Marina Jenkyns conveys the excitement of working therapeutically with dramatic text though a personal and highly readable analysis of plays from a variety of periods and cultures. Influenced by the theories of Winnicott and Klein she lays bare the dynamics of relationships and plots to show how they can be used to help us understand our own relationships to each other and the world around us. This highly innovative text integrates therapeutic practice and literature in an engaging and challenging book which will hold the attention of a wide audience.
This book contains new ideas for dramatherapy practice, theatre directors and teachers.

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Contents

THROUGH THE LENS OF THE PLAY
1
PLAYING WHERE TWO WORLDS MEET
25
MEANS AND METHODS
59
ROOTS BY ARNOLD WESKER
82
CLOUD
104
THURSDAYS CHILD
134
GHOSTS BY HENRIK
162
WALLS WITHIN WALLS SOCIETY FAMILY AND
178
RIDERS TO THE SEA
207
THE EPILOGUE
227
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Marina Jenkyns is a freelance dramatherapist, lecturer, trainer and director. She also has a private therapy and supervision practice.

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