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Looking around in awareness: playbuilding on HIV-AIDS

Prior, R. W. (2005) Looking around in awareness: playbuilding on HIV-AIDS. Research in Drama Education. 10(1), pp. 55-64. 1470-112X.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Exploring difficult issues can be the domain of drama and theatre. This article examines the processes of researching and workshopping an exploration of HIV-AIDS by a group of 20 undergraduate university students using playbuilding techniques. The importance of hegemony and the assimilation process become key issues in this classroom drama process. This personal account by the leader reveals that the process of researching and workshopping is fraught with difficulty but is not without its ultimate rewards when the students appear to make a shift in their understanding of the issues surrounding HIV-AIDS. The author proposes that a process drama approach would enhance the quality of meaningful experience when using playbuilding
Additional Information: RAE2008 UoA65
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2049 Theater and society. Applied drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1701 Drama. Study and teaching
Creators: Prior, Ross W
Publisher: Carfax
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Journalism, Media & Performance
Date: 1 February 2005
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 55-64
Journal or Publication Title: Research in Drama Education
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1470-112X
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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