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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 18 The act of participation: a context for linking drama and PRA

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 18 The act of participation: a context for linking drama and PRA Rachel Searle -Mbullu and Kate Norrish Introduction on creating quality performances. Rather, the emphasis is on the issues being debated and on Theatre is recognised in most cultures and the dramatic techniques that can be used to communities as a form of cultural expression explore these issues further. It is, therefore, of and communication. Although forms vary (for little concern to participants whether they are example, puppetry, mime, song), theatre is engaged in `theatre' or `drama'. What becomes about the act of representation through live significant to them is that they are representing performance. Existing cultural forms become and analysing ideas through techniques that the medium through which people directly enable them to enact what they think, know or share and comment on their own lives. As dream. They are doing rather than talking such, theatre has a great deal to offer to about doing. dynamise some of the techniques of PRA and in the process, open channels for further Playing with ideas: dramatising PRA insight, information sharing and learning. PRA uses visual as well as verbal stimuli. To In this article, ...

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