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Product Details

  • Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Tusitala (December 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964235005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964235007
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,359,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I am indebted to Jonathan Fox's remarkable (and underappreciated) book Acts of Service: Spontaneity, Commitment, and Tradition in the Nonscripted Theatre. His description of the parallel paths of scripted and non-scripted theater is seminal." -- Joel Plotkin, State University of New York

"I find the book stimulating, challenging, exciting and illuminating." -- Peter Wright, University of New England, Armidale

"The whole concept of nonscripted theatre is very helpful to me in relation to my teaching, so your book gives me a sense of groundedness in what it is I'm doing." -- Deborah Welsh, Syracuse University

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Jonathan Fox is the founder of Playback Theatre and of the Centre for Playback Theatre. He was the artistic and executive director of the original Playback Theatre company from its inception in 1975. He is the author of Acts of Service: Spontaneity, Commitment, Tradition in the Nonscripted Theatre; the editor of The Essential Moreno: Writings on Spontaneity, Psychodrama and Group Method; and co-editor of Gathering Voices: Essays on Playback Theatre. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Kassel in Germany for artistic and scholarly achievement in theatre.

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By asa on November 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
For anyone intrested in Playback Theater, this book gives a deep serious analysis at the origins and theory behind this great artform.
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