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The Play's the Thing

Exploring Text in Drama and Therapy, 1st Edition

By Marina Jenkyns


256 pages

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Marina Jenkyns conveys the excitement of working therapeutically with dramatic text though a personal and highly readable analysis of plays from a variety of periods and cultures. Influenced by the theories of Winnicott and Klein she lays bare the dynamics of relationships and plots to show how they can be used to help us understand our own relationships to each other and the world around us. This highly innovative text integrates therapeutic practice and literature in an engaging and challenging book which will hold the attention of a wide audience.

This book contains new ideas for dramatherapy practice, theatre directors and teachers.

About the Author

Marina Jenkyns is a freelance dramatherapist, lecturer, trainer and director. She also has a private therapy and supervision practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health