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Theatre, Ritual and Transformation

The Senoi Temiars

By Sue Jennings

Routledge – 1995 – 240 pages

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    March 23rd 1995
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Description

Sue Jennings and her three children spent two years on a fieldwork expedition to the Senoi Temiar people of Malaysia: Theatre, Ritual and Transformation is a fascinating account of that experience. She describes how the Temiar regularly perform seances which are enacted through dreams, dance, music and drama, and explains that they see the seance as playing a valuable preventative role in people's lives, as well as being a medium of healing and cure. Her account brings together the insights of drama, therapy and theatre with those of social anthropology to provide an invaluable theoretical framework for understanding theatre and ritual and their links with healing.

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'This is an interesting, clear and coherently organised book.' - Social Anthropology

Name: Theatre, Ritual and Transformation: The Senoi Temiars (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Sue Jennings. Sue Jennings and her three children spent two years on a fieldwork expedition to the Senoi Temiar people of Malaysia: Theatre, Ritual and Transformation is a fascinating account of that experience. She describes how the Temiar regularly perform seances...
Categories: Psychotherapy, Anthropology - Soc Sci