Exploring methods of training the actor/puppeteer in healthcare: a Socratic dialogue

Sextou, Persephone and Rolston, Wesley (2020) Exploring methods of training the actor/puppeteer in healthcare: a Socratic dialogue. Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 11 (1-2). pp. 171-176. ISSN 2040-2465

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Abstract

This article explores the role of Puppetry as an engaging tool in Applied Theatre practice with children in Healthcare. Inspired by the Socratic Dialogue, the authors have chosen to explore their experiential understanding and how this forms their views of performing in clinical settings in the form of a dialogue between the pedagogue and the student. Together they refer to experience gained during the Community and Applied Drama Laboratory (CADLab) projects in hospital. They explore possible methods of training community actors and puppeteers who may be interested in working with children in-patients. Questions were cultivated throughout the dialogue as evidence of a spontaneous and democratic communication between the pedagogue and the student about a shared passion.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of of Arts, Society and Professional Studies > Department of Art and Humanities
Depositing User: Ms Hazel Barham
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 15:22
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 10:28
URI: https://newman.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17279

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