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Zak Zebra's African safari

De Reuck, J. (2004) Zak Zebra's African safari. [Multimedia] [Creative Output]


The scripting of this play took place against a background in Australia of political invective and social conflict as the war in Iraq gathered pace. With a target audience of middle primary school children I wanted the play to engage them in thinking about the serious issues that confront us all as positions harden and tolerance is tested without allowing the 'themes' to emerge with the didacticism that sometimes blemishes Theatre in Education (T.I.E.) productions (my own, early productions included). Central to the action of the plot is the notion that agency is possible, even for the young who must often confront adult power over their decisions and choices...

Publication Type: Creative Output
CreatorDe Reuck, Jennifer
Company Credits: Contemporary Arts Media, Murdoch University
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Other Information: E-Book (On Compact Disc) Contents: The script: Prologue Act 1 Act 2 Epilogue Entire script Music. Special features: Director's notes Image galleries Student journal Video clips
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