Performing Arts in Prisons : Creative Perspectives, Hardback Book


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This book explores prison arts in Australia, USA, UK, and Chile, and creates a new framework for understanding its practices.

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests music, theatre, poetry, and dance can contribute to prisoner wellbeing, management, rehabilitation, and reintegration.

Performing Arts in Prison represents a range of distinct perspectives on the subject, from an inspector of prisons to the voice of the prisoner.

The book includes a spectrum of arts approaches and models of practice alongside theory, critical commentary, and accounts of personal experience to present a full analysis of the value and effects of creative arts in prison.