Exploring Ethics with Frances Rifkin
UtopiaArts founder and lead practitioner knows her stuff. Frances gained her experience working at the coal face of political theatre recording stories on the picket lines of the miners strike.
She has written papers and led academic classes examining participatory ethics within the arts, social and welfare sectors.
The focus of her work is taking forum theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques into the community to health and wellbeing professionals and it's service users.
WATCH: Participatory ethics through participatory theatre
An 8-minute film produced by the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, UK and LGBT Youth NW, Manchester, about communities and universities working together to develop ethical research to accompany the booklet, Performing ethics.
READ: Ethics in action
DELIVER: Forum Theatre
Origin - Deliver
Middle English: from Old French delivrer, based on Latin de- 'away' + liberare 'set free'.
Deliver goes back to Latin liber ‘free’, which is also the source of liberty. The word has been used for taking and handing over letters and goods since the late Middle Ages.
The phrase to deliver the goods, ‘to provide what is promised and expected’, is from the USA, and the first known examples are from political debate in the 1870s.
Highwaymen really did tell their victims to stand and deliver—the phrase is mentioned in an early 18th-century account of the lives of highwaymen.