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Drama Therapy - Conscious and Creative Healing

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dc.contributor.author Rosell, Monica Nicole en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Dramaturgy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T12:22:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T12:22:03Z
dc.date.issued 1-May-11 en_US
dc.date.submitted May-11 en_US
dc.identifier Rosell_grad.sunysb_0771M_10475.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/56105
dc.description.abstract In Chapter X of Plato's Republic, he describes the theatre as a barrier that blocks individuals from truth and knowledge. As a dramaturg, my life's work is based on the belief that theatre is a platform in which the truth about the human condition is expressed, through fictional characters and stories. As a theatre artist, I believe in the transformative aspect of theatre. As I contemplated Plato's theory, I thought about individuals who are suffering from severe psychopathologies, such as schizophrenia. These individuals live in their own unique realities. Could theatre be used as a way of showing these individuals' truth, and if so, would it be therapeutic for them? These questions lead me to my thesis question: can participating in and observing the creative process of theatre bring out an individual's ideal truth? This thesis discusses theatre history and theory that begin to discover and explore the therapeutic and transformative aspects of theatre, which led to the creation of drama therapy. I also discuss four current approaches in drama therapy. Through the exploration of theatre and drama therapy, I am most certain that participating in and observing the creative process of theatre brings out an individual's ideal truth. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Stony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Dramaturgy. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School). en_US
dc.format Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Theater -- Theater History en_US
dc.subject.other Drama Therapy, Theatre Theory en_US
dc.title Drama Therapy - Conscious and Creative Healing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.advisor Advisor(s): John Lutterbie. en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US

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