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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

A online collection 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.

Both EBSCO and Gale INFOTRAC have specialized literature databases so it may be best to use these first. 

Suggested article would include:

Online encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.

  • 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

  • Easy-to-understand articles
  • Built-in research tool
  • Text-to-speech tool can read aloud

Suggested articles include:

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.