This volume explores the theories and practice of play. The author suggests that media influences have a profound effect on behaviour and, by stressing the importance of understanding play as a chart of individual development and drawing links between home, school, clinics and therapy, he offers the prospect of an understanding of delinquency and difficulty. The book examines a range of issues surrounding play. Contexts are various - play in and out of school, dramatherapy, adult training, personality development and dance are all considered. The effects and implications of recent legislation and developments are also discussed. The text includes practical examples and exercises.