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Caoimhe McAvinchey

Caoimhe McAvinchey


Theatre & Prison
Palgrave Macmillan
2011

Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Read more...


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Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Using examples from popular culture, dramatic texts and applied theatre it analyses how theatre and performance reveals economies of punishment, affects penal reform and both challenges and participates in narratives of reformation.

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'A superb contribution to our understanding of the historical and contemporary approaches of prison theatre. A must read for those interested in the power of in the applied theatre, especially within incarcerated populations'Philip Taylor, Director, New York University's Program in Educational Theatre

 

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