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AEDRA1 - Representational Realism - Semester 1: Home


This unit focuses on realism and representational drama. In this unit, students have the opportunity to research and collaboratively workshop, interpret and perform drama texts in forms and styles related to realism and representational drama. Within the focus of realism and representational drama, students must investigate the approach of Konstantin Stanislavski.

The investigation must include:

• the background

• the ideology

• the application of the approach in rehearsal and/or performance.

Drama Year 11 Syllabus ATAR for 2022

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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.

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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:

  • Ransacking Realism - The plays of American new Realism: Focuses on the evolution of realism as a form of playwriting and stagecraft in plays in the United States. Adherence ti principles of mimetic representation; Influence of naturalist philosophy on the evolution of realist drama; Redefinition of the capacity and function of realist drama.


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It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Heuvel, MV 1989, ‘Ransacking Realism: The Plays of American New Realism’, Contemporary Literature, vol. 30, no. 4, p. 583, viewed 14 February 2019, <>.

Lipking, L 2019, 'Realism' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 14 February 2019,



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