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dc.contributor.authorWoodland, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T01:42:20Z
dc.date.available2019-04-08T01:42:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2049-3010
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/atr.4.3.223_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100743
dc.description.abstractAcross the fields of applied theatre and prison theatre, there appears to be little analysis of aesthetics and aesthetic engagement for participants in prison-based participatory practices. This article presents a pragmatist aesthetic frame that I developed to analyse the experience of a drama programme I ran in a women’s prison. This frame evolved alongside the practice, drawing largely from John Dewey’s (1934) Art as Experience and a selection of contemporary scholars who, influenced by Dewey, work in the areas of aesthetics, ethics and education – most notably Richard Shusterman (2000, 2008) and David Granger (2006). I also incorporated narrative within this frame as an interpretive and expressive structure for experience, and a key element within my applied theatre practice. I began to conceive aesthetics in terms of an ‘art of living’, identifying a ‘poetics of renewal’ that informed the selfand world-creation of participants in the drama. I share this theoretical framework as a possible way to integrate the instrumental and the aesthetic in applied theatre theory and practice, specifically in a prison context.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom223
dc.relation.ispartofpageto236
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Theatre Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDrama, Theatre and Performance Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190404
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.titleThe Art of Living in Prison: A pragmatist aesthetic approach to participatory drama with women prisoners
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Applied Theatre Research Journal. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorWoodland, Sarah J.


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