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Australian indigenous drama

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Australian indigenous drama
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Australian indigenous drama
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"This blog, and the book it's taken from, 'Australian Indigenous Drama' (2012) attempt to provide a general overview of Australian Indigenous Drama through giving some insight into its history, cultural background, perspectives and practices. It attempts to provide a link between the dramatic elements in more traditional ceremonies and the vibrant Indigenous Theatre which evolved in the 1970's and remains pivotal to the Australian theatre scene today in the 21st Century. Australian indigenous performing arts have always been a complex integration of different narratives and cross-arts dialogue, and the preference of some western commentators to centre observations about Indigenous drama on the written word and on plays and playwriting, takes away from long traditions and the richness of Indigenous drama as a living dialogue between traditions, ceremonies, forms and individual and shared histories. It is deceptive to think of Indigenous Australian playwrights like Kevin Gilbert, Jack Davis, Jimmy Chi, and Wesley Enoch as writers who sat alone in a room (or in Kevin Gilbert's case, in a jail cell) and simply wrote what have become seminal pieces of Australian drama. Rather these artists have shared their stories, their histories and their skills in various ways and through various performing arts and in conjunction with other indigenous artists. This helps to make gatherings such as the rehearsals for Out of the Dark (1951), the Indigenous Tent Embassy performances (1970-71), the workshops held at the beginning of the Sydney Black Theatre (1972) and the 1st National Black Playwright’s Conference (1987) more understandable as central to the development of Australian Indigenous Drama. It may seem daunting to directors, classroom teachers and drama educators to study Australian Indigenous Drama and include material about Indigenous culture in studies of drama but the experiences are well worth it. This material is written for a broad range of readers. Firstly, for those at university and high school studying drama and theatre and then for IB Theatre, A Level, HSC and VCE Senior Drama and Theatre Studies school students. It provides information, material for research and practical exercises for the study of Australian indigenous drama as part of a World Theatre context. For university students and teachers, it offers an overview of Australian indigenous drama while providing materials and suggestions of avenues that students may want to explore further. For those interested in the performance of indigenous drama and those who see regular live theatre, it provides an insight into a very important part of the landscape of modern Australian theatre. Australian Indigenous drama, like traditional indigenous belief systems, tends to embrace a complex network of human, geographic and spiritual relationships. Australian indigenous drama is not just a form that can be replicated, because it involves approaches and perspectives that are unique to indigenous culture. It involves many dramatic aspects from traditional dreamtime dance drama through to the social realist dramas of the 1970’s and the 1980’s through to the post-modern Australian Indigenous drama of the 1990’s and early 21st century..." -- From blogs first post
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AIAS
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online system or service
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Eckersley, Mark
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australian drama
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Australian indigenous drama
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http://australianindigenousdrama.blogspot.com.au/
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Title from website header (06/04/2016)
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online resource
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mixed
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unknown
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1 online resource (website)
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rdamedia
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
Label
Australian indigenous drama
Link
http://australianindigenousdrama.blogspot.com.au/
Publication
Note
Title from website header (06/04/2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (website)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web

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