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Stage a wonderful and particular place in reality

Stage for Dr Jacob Moreno’s psychodrama is a material construction designed so that realities, truth and soul are able to be opened, faced and known for what they are. Reality is what is both ordinarily lived in a slice of life plus all that is and all that can be – beyond the readily recognized realities. Reality is what we experience and enact in everyday living. On the psychodrama stage it can be enacted true and raw from both subjective and objective viewpoints. Moreno identifies five instruments for psychodrama production: the first instrument is Stage. Stage is then that particular place and setting where things actually happen just the way they do. Stage for psychodrama is that place set out for life experiences to be enacted with reality, truth and endless potential for new and expansive experience. Each construction, whether by our thinking about how things happen as they do, or whether by construction of a theatrical stage with measures taken for staging and production, informs the understanding of the other.

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  1. Walter Logeman | December 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m starting to get your emphasis on reality. In life auxiliary egos are needed, real, we can’t live without them. The baby needs helpers. So do adults to be who they are. There are zones for the role of the baby sucking it includes the breast.

    The enactment on the stage is a creation of that reality, not the recreation of a purely subjective world or ‘inner psyche’. The jungians (probably just about everyone) think of the psyche as image and imaginary, and image making. Go back to the image to see what is happening for a person. But the image is not real in the way that going back to the reality of the protagonists world.

    What do you think? Have I got it?

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