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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Indig-curious : What Are the Challenges for Non Aboriginal Theatre Practitioners in Accessing and Interpreting Aboriginal Themes?
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How do non-Indigenous theatre practitioners, especially actors, access and incorporate Aboriginal themes in the plays they create or perform in? Will it ever be acceptable for a non-Aboriginal actor to play an Aboriginal role? In literature there are clear protocols for writing Aboriginal characters and themes. In the visual arts and in dance, non-Indigenous practitioners might 'reference' Aboriginal themes, but what about in theatre performance? This research embodies one cultural dilemma in a creative project and exegesis: exploring the complex issues which emerge when an Aboriginal playwright is commissioned to write an 'Aboriginal themed' play for two non-Aboriginal actors. [Author's abstract]


  • Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology

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