The Theater of War

The Theater of War

What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

eBook - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780307959461
0307959465
9780307959454
0307959457
Characteristics: 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents: Learning through suffering
PTSD is from BC
American Ajax
Prometheus in solitary
Heracles in hospice.
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.

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