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Title:
The theater of war : what ancient Greek tragedies can teach us today
Author:
Doerries, Bryan, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Physical Description:
284 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
"For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society. Drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully illustrates the redemptive and therapeutic potential of this classical, timeless art: how, for example, Ajax can help soldiers and their loved ones better understand and grapple with PTSD, or how Prometheus Bound provides new insights into the modern penal system."--Jacket flap.
Language:
English
Contents:
Learning through suffering -- PTSD is from BC -- American Ajax -- Prometheus in solitary -- Heracles in hospice.
ISBN:
9780307959454
Format :
Book