Persona and Performance

The Meaning of Role in Drama, Therapy, and Everyday Life

Robert J. Landy

March 1, 1996
ISBN 9780898625981
Price: $39.00
278 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1993

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This book demonstrates that drama is not only a metaphor for everyday life, but also provides a means of self-examination and life enhancement. Asserting that emotional well-being depends upon an individual's capacity to manage a complex and often contradictory set of roles, the author shows how role offers a uniquely effective method for working through significant personal problems when used as an element of drama therapy. The volume combines theoretical discussions with extensive clinical illustrations, and covers issues including learning to live with role ambivalence, complexity, and contradiction.