With this collection of his work, the editors provide a guide book to Courtney's philosophy. Courtney discusses self-directed learning and theoretical work in educational drama. He shows how the metaphors created by drama students can transform their personal views, and argues for the validity of each student's perspective of the curriculum. He explains how the emotion that children experience through drama is based on identification, drawing on examples of the Egyptian God Thoth. The book is intended for drama teachers and those working with drama as a therapeutic medium, as well as philosophers, anthropologists, linguists and the educated general reader.