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Unformatted text preview: 2008-04-21Theatre and Social Change1. Social ChangeWhat does this mean t o us? Working to make us different2. Theatr es Relationship to Social ChangeExamplesof forms/movementweve discussed thatconsider social change as agoal? Realism, Feminism, Many types of theatre have some int erest in social change (broadly defined)-Some ver y over t, some less so-Hist or ically contingentDifferent methods-Empathy-Alienation-Agit-prop-Community building-Problem solving3. Theatr e and Social ChangeAs a t er m / movement, usually underst ood t oday t o mean:-Theatrewhose specific focus is the dynamicrelationshipbetween theatreandsocietyandespeciallyculturalanalysisandtheatrepractiveandtheorywhichsees itself as an agent for social cr iticism and/or change.-Usuallyincorporatestheatre-makingprocessesthatcanserveasmodelprocesses for social change (e.g., collaborativeapproaches, audience choice, groupmembership)-Not just what you say how you say it4. Case Study: Theatr e of the Oppr essed (T O)4....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course T D 301 taught by Professor Skeiker during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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