The politics of intention: looking for a theatre of little changes
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The paper provides a review of some of the terminologies and definitions of applied theatre, critiques the 'transformative principle' argued for by some applied researchers, and extends this to a discussion on the complex relationship between donor agendas and the politics of intention that contribute to the shaping of applied discourse. (Taylor 2003, 1) The paper goes on to propose a theatre of 'little changes' which eschews big claims of social efficacy, and suggests the need for a discourse which can better articulate an interdependence between the aesthetic imperatives and the possibilities of social engagement.
Research in Drama Education: Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Copyright 2009 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Research in Drama Education, Volume 14, Issue 3 August 2009 , pages 347 - 359. Research in Drama Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies