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11AEDRA - Presentational non-realist drama: Home


The focus of this unit is presentational, non-realist drama. Students explore techniques of role and/or character through different approaches to group based text interpretation, particularly those based on the work of Brecht and others. In this unit, students have the opportunity to research and collaboratively workshop, interpret and perform drama texts related to presentational, non-realistic drama that challenge and question perspectives.

Online databases

Online collections of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details available on the Online databases' page.

Both EBSCOhost and Gale INFOTRAC have specialized databases so use these first.

Suggested article would include:

Online encyclopaedia:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

Drama glossary

For the purposes of the Drama syllabus, the following definitions will apply.

Presentational drama:

Non-realistic drama where the performers ‘present’ to the audience or overtly perform with no pretence of reality. This includes a wide range of historical drama styles and contemporary drama styles.