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Making performances from memory boxes: reminiscence theatre and its positive impact on student mental health

Making performances from memory boxes: reminiscence theatre and its positive impact on student mental health

Oxley, Natasha ORCID: 0000-0003-0011-7113 (2019) Making performances from memory boxes: reminiscence theatre and its positive impact on student mental health. In: Theatre of Memory, 1 May 2019 - 4 May 2019, Marine Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Pam Schweitzer and I supported second year drama students in creating short pieces of drama based on memory boxes made by older people, many of whom had experienced war. Where possible, students met these older people and/or the artists who had created the boxes. The project led to ongoing intergenerational relationships, increased self-esteem, improved performance standards, and - unexpectedly a positive impact on student mental health. This presentation was the second part of a joint presentation with Pam Schweitzer at the international conference 'Theatre of Memory' on reminiscence theatre.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Additional Information: This conference talk will form the basis of a journal article currently in the planning stages. *** Attachment consists of Slides and Notes for second part of joint conference talk on making drama from memory boxes.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reminiscence Theatre, dementia arts, drama, memory boxes, devising
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
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Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 12:17
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24039

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