Theatre for children in hospital

This new book looks at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental wellbeing.

Child-led performances, for example, can be used as a technique to distract young patients from hospitalization, prepare them for painful procedures, and teach them calming techniques to control their own pre- or post-operative stress. The author, Persephone Sextou, details the key theoretical contexts and practical features of theatre for, children, in the process offering motivation, guidance and inspiration for practitioners who want to incorporate performance into their treatment regimen.

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=5210/ - Theatre for children in Hospital