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The theater of war : what ancient Greek tragedies can teach us today / Bryan Doerries.

Author/Creator:
Doerries, Bryan, author.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
284 pages ; 21 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
Theater -- Therapeutic use.
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- Therapeutic use.
Psychotherapy and literature.
Greek drama (Tragedy).
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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.
Contents:
Learning through suffering
PTSD is from BC
American Ajax
Prometheus in solitary
Heracles in hospice.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-284).
ISBN:
9780307959454
0307959457
9780307959461
OCLC:
898228292