Post-Graduate Course In Applied Theatre At The Academy Of Theatre Arts In Novi Sad (Serbia)
The Department of Theatre Arts in Novi Sad (Serbia) is preparing to launch a post-graduate course in Applied Theatre. This would be the first course of its kind in Serbia. As it is a post-masters level course, students are expected to read English at a high level. The problem with new courses in this region is accessing an appropriate bibliography. Neither the students nor the Academy can afford to buy many of the books that would form the basic reading list and there is next to nothing available in the local language. In their words, “British pound is too strong for Balkan teachers!”
Institutions in the region which have relevant library material (such as MTM 1974 in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, or, potentially, the University of Mostar, also in B&H, and the Serbian Centre for Drama Education – CEDEUM) are willing to share texts with the students. We have a tradition of providing resources to our colleagues in the region – MTM 1974 already has many back-copies of The Journal for Drama in Education and Broadsheet. As an Association we will continue to provide support in the development of practice around the world.
In this instance, one of the course’s lecturers-to-be, who currently lives in Mostar, provided an essential reading list prior to our delegation visiting Mostar in August this year. We were able to take out 20 books and recent Journals both as donations and long term loans. We are asking that members consider what they might be able to contribute.
Please examine the list below and either bring them along to Conference or post them to Guy Williams, Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Lancing BN15 9QZ. Please indicate whether your contribution is to be in the form of a donation or a long term loan. In the case of the latter, please provide an address to which Guy will return your book once the loan has expired.
To read more details of the course, please click here.
Anything written by or edited / co-edited by:
– David Hornbrook (they already have Education and Dramatic Art)
– Andy Kempe,
– Jan Cohen-Cruz
– Anything from Peter Slade, but especially, if possible the two books: Child Drama, and Child Play: Its Importance for Human Development
Adam Blatner: Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance
Jan Cohen-Cruz: Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States
Kees Epskamp : Theatre for Development: an introduction to context, applications and training.
Sue Jennings :Creative Drama in Group Work (First edition: 1986, there is a second edition from 2010 which I think is updated)
P. Kuppers : Community Performance: An Introduction.
Robert Landy & David T Montgomery: Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action and Therapy
Jonothan Neelands: Making Sense of Drama
Cecily O’Neill: Drama Worlds: A Framework for Process Drama
Saxton & Prendergast :Applied Drama: A Facilitator’s Handbook for Working in Community
Saxton & Prendergast (ed): Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice
Shifra Schonmann (ed) :Key concepts in Theatre/Drama Education
Shifra-Schonmann: Theatre as a Medium for Children and Young People: Images and Observations (Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education)
James Thompson : Applied Theatre: Bewilderment and Beyond.
Manon van de Water: Theatre, Youth, and Culture: A Critical and Historical Exploration
Brian Way: Development Through Drama
In addition, the following texts are highly desirable:
Aston, E. and Savona, G. (1991) Theatre as a Sign System: a semiotics of text and performance, Routledge.
Billingham, Peter (ed.) (2005) Radical Initiatives in Interventionist and Community Drama Intellect.
Boon, R. &Plastow, J. (1998) (ed) Theatre Matters, Oxford University Press.
Boon, R. & J. Plastow (eds.) (2004) Theatre and Empowerment: Community Drama on the World Stage, Cambridge University Press.
Burnham, L. & A. Kilkelly (2006) Performing Communities: Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities, New Village Press.
Carlson, M. (1996) Performance: a critical introduction, Routledge.
Councell, C. and Wolf L. (2001) Performance Analysis: an introductory course-book, Routledge.
Debord, Guy (1983) Society of the Spectacle, Black and Red.
Dolan, J. (2005) Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theater, University of Michigan Press.
Filewod, A and Watt, D. (2001) Workers’ Playtime, Currency Press: Sydney.
Filewod, A. (1987) Collective Encounters, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Gilbert, Helen and Joanne Tompkins (1996) Postcolonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics, Routledge.
Goldbard, A. (2006) New Creative Community: the art of cultural development, New Village Press.
Gooch, S. (1984) All Together Now: an alternative view of theatre and the community, Methuen.
Haedicke, S & T. Nellhaus (eds.) (2001), Performing Democracy, Ann Arbor: Uni of Michigan Press.
Hutcheon, Linda (2006). A Theory of Adaptation, Routledge.
Kershaw, B (1992) The Politics of Performance, Routledge.
Kershaw, B (1999) The Radical in Performance, Routledge.
McAuley, G. (ed.) (2006) Unstable Ground. Performance and the Politics of Place, Peter Lang Publishing,
Pearson, M. (2007) In Comes I Performance, memory, landscape, University of Exeter Press.
Pollock, D. (ed) (2005) Remembering: Oral History Performance, Palgrave Macmillan.
Prentki, T and Selman, J (2000) Popular Theatre in Political Culture, Intellect.
Rebellato, Dan (2009) Theatre and Globalization, Palgrave.
Schechner, R., (2001) Performance Studies: A Reader, Routledge.
Thompson, James (2006) Digging up Stories: Applied Theatre, Performance and War, Manchester University Press.
vanErven, E. (1988) Radical People’s Theatre, Indiana University Press.
vanErven, E. (2000) Community Theatre. Global Perspectives, Routledge.