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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32359

Title: When Drama Praxis Rocks the Boat: Struggles of Subjectivity, Audience and Performance
Authors: Gallagher, Kathleen
Riviere, Dominique
Keywords: theatre
social identities
racism and privilege
black history
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Gallagher, K., & Riviere, D. (2007). When drama praxis rocks the boat: Struggles of subjectivity, audience and performance. Research in Drama Education, 12(3), 319-330. doi:10.1080/13569780701560412.
Abstract: This article examines the particular strength of theatre to raise questions about relations of gender and race. The authors consider the ‘rights’ of youth and teachers in schools to use drama to critique their cultural contexts and connect these educational struggles to those of broader political, cultural, and social democratic life. The empirical work examined addresses the implications of challenging normative constructions of racial and gendered subjectivity in urban schools within the context of youth performances of both the social and artistic kind. The theatre experiences and ‘controversial theatre productions’ discussed in this article challenge notions of ‘official multiculturalism’ and ask questions about how—and to what effects—drama ‘rocks the boat’ in contemporary struggles of social cohesion and social justice.
URI: http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/265285
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32359
ISSN: 1356-9783 (Print)
1470-112X (Online)
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