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‘In drama, we are the creators. Like in a skeleton, the bones of drama only work together. The human context—the situation, the people and their relationships—are the flesh. The body is given shape and animated by the way we focus those basic elements, and how we place them in space and time. We breathe life into the body through the story and the tension we create, and we give it language and movement to express itself, clothing the drama with its mood and symbols.’

In 1987, Brad Haseman and John O’Toole released Dramawise, a dynamic guide to drama education. This book stands as a definitive text for teachers, students and drama practitioners, shaping many classroom programs and curricula at a state, national and international level. Dramawise Reimagined is the successor. It reaches beyond the original concepts, offering newly challenging drama activities that reflect complex questions in today’s society.

 

 

Dramawise Reimagined is available from Currency Press: https://goo.gl/g3NFDD

To celebrate the launch of this text book, we are offering a discounted bundle of all three of the Playlab Published texts featured inside.

Snagged by Robert Kronk: Snagged is a poignant and funny story about coming of age, discovering who you are, and vegetarian sausages. Sam, the butcher’s daughter in a small country town, is a closet vegetarian who plans to get to the city as soon as possible. until she meets Josh, who has done the unthinkable and moved back home.

Motherland by Katherine Lyall-Watson: Based in fact, the epic and intimate Motherland intertwines the sweeping stories of three very different women from different times, united in the heartache of exile from their homelands.

From the chaos of a Russian military coup, through the hell of Nazi-occupied France to a turbulent Brisbane in the throes of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, Brisbane playwright Katherine Lyall-Watson has penned a painstakingly researched historical drama about how world-changing events can ripple out and take a terrible toll on everyday lives.

Today We're Alive by Linden Wilkinson: The Myall Creek Massacre of 1838 was a significant event in Australia's history. For the first time, the white perpetrators of the systematic murder of Aboriginal people were tried and convicted of their crimes. Today We're Alive is a verbatim play about the efforts, over 100 years later, to create a fitting memorial to this event, which led to a powerful experience of reconciliation and healing for the descendants of the victims and murderers alike.

Ngiyani winangay ganunga. We Remember Them.

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