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community theatre 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

A term with various meanings depending on nation and period. It has many functions—it can enable communities collectively to share experiences and retell their own histories; it can encourage participation in political debate; and it can be a tool for social inclusion, embracing sections of society that feel themselves to be marginalized. Community theatre is found in forms as diverse as the functions it serves, but they can be grouped into the following four broad types. ... ...

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