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Imagination, Identification and Catharsis in Theatre and Therapy

Imagination, Identification and Catharsis in Theatre and Therapy

ISBN: 9781853024313

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A study examining the underlying theatrical underpinning of dramatherapy, which is firmly based on an understanding of processes which are fundamentally theatrical: imagination, identification and catharsis. The text approaches the subject systematically, arguing that the hidden psychological mechanisms which make theatre work are the same as those that operate in dramatherapy. The authors assert that it is the theatricality of dramatherapy which makes it healing.

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