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Robert Shaughnessy


This introduction maps the prospectus of the issue, introducing the concept of applied Shakespeare in terms of its roots in the applied, socially engaged and participatory performance practices that have developed in a wide variety of educational, theatrical and community settings in recent years. Operating in the nexus between this work and a body of canonical plays that serve as a resource to address the needs of diverse user constituencies, applied Shakespeare is represented in this issue by a series of case studies, which the introduction summarises.

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Ethnographic Evidence of an Emerging Transnational Arts Practice?

Perspectives on U.K. and Mexican Participatory Artists' Processes for Catalysing Change, and Facilitating Health and Flourishing

Anni Raw

This article reports new ethnographic research exploring community-based, participatory arts practice in Northern England and Mexico City. Noting the value of an ethnographic approach, the study investigated whether commonalities discovered in practitioners' approaches are significant enough to constitute a generalisable participatory arts methodology, transcending significant contextual differences, and recognisable across national boundaries.

Shared characteristics emerged in practitioners' modes of engagement with groups, and strategies for catalysing change; clear convergences from which a core methodology in community-based participatory arts for change is distilled. It suggests the opening of liminal spaces in which participants can reflect, rehearsing fresh ways of engaging in transformative dialogues in relation to the world in which they live. This article presents the study findings as a grounded characterisation of 'participatory arts practice': a complex but potentially powerful mechanism, in use within numerous community health projects, and evident in diverse settings, despite little or no exchange of ideas between practitioners.

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Creating Spaces of Music Asylum in Ethnically Divided Contexts

Young People's Accounts from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sri Lanka

Gillian Howell and Solveig Korum

can be suspended, noting how a musical space can encourage a temporary relaxing of performances of a particular self-identity. Caitlin Nunn (2020: 2) argues that participatory arts-based research projects involving refugee youth in music

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Technologies of Nonviolence

Ethical Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, Naydene de Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane

. Berkeley, CA : Digital Diner Press . 10.4324/9780203102329 Leavy , Patricia . 2014 . Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice . New York : Guilford Press . Lin , Vivian . 2016 . “ Remaining Anonymous: Using Participatory Arts-Based Methods

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Getting It on Its Feet

Exploring the Politics and Process of Shakespeare outside the Traditional Classroom

Karl Falconer

, the child of a working-class Yorkshire family, talked elsewhere of his hometown's investment in local drama projects as being an obvious bridge to his own professional career. 2 For Stewart, an early engagement with participatory arts, outside of the

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Catherine Vanner

, community partners, and members of NGOs who explored girls’ participatory arts-based research on sexual violence in their communities to engage participants collectively and in girl-only activities that enabled knowledge-sharing among girls within and