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Environmental drama


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    • Environmental drama
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    • Ecodrama
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    • found: Work cat.: Klein, J. Betty the yeti, ©1995:t.p. (an eco-fable) t.p. verso (originally commissioned and produced by A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, Washington; full-length premiere in the 1994 Humana Festival of New American Plays) p. 5 (Cast: Iko - a forest ranger; Clare Kutz - a logging contractor; Trey Hugger - founder of "Timber Watch," a watchdog organization ; Terra Sawyer - an environmental activist; Russ T. Sawyer - an unemployed logger; The Creature - a yeti) p. 6 (This play is a "fable")
    • found: Goodbody, W. An Oregon eco fable at Salem's Pentacle Theatre, via Oregon live blog, posted June 6, 2008, viewed Oct. 22, 2018(a show about hard environmental issues in Oregon; theatre about environmental issues)
    • found: Butler, R. Green shoots of climate-change theatre, via The guardian website, posted 22 May 2009, viewed Oct. 22, 2018(plays about the environment; environmental drama can be engaging and interesting, without dumbing down or reverting to didacticism)
    • found: Mills, L. Save the lofty trees : an environmental play, 2005, viewed online Oct. 22, 2018.
    • found: Nhamo, G. Framework and tools for environmental management in Africa, 2011:p. 191 (in chapter on environmental education: Drama. The students could be organised to perform short and simple environmental plays. Drama is an effective and entertaining way of putting across messages.)
    • found: Santos, P.V.M., ©2003:p. 136 ([Emelina Gagalac] Regis has written and staged a historical play and two environmental plays)
    • found: May, T.J. What is ecodrama?, 2007, via Earth matters on stage website, viewed Oct. 22, 2018(Ecodrama stages the reciprocal connection between humans and the more-than-human world. It encompasses not only works that take environmental issues as their topic, hoping to raise consciousness or press for change, but also work that explores the relation of a "sense of place" to identity and community)
    • found: Ecodrama New Play Competition, via WWW, Oct. 22, 2018(plays that not only focus on current and historic environmental issues, but also plays that enliven and transform our experience of the world around us, that inspire us to listen better, and instill a deeper or more complex sense of our ecological communities; plays that do one or more of the following: Engage the personal, local, regional and/or global implications of man-made climate change; Put an ecological issue or environmental event/crisis at the center of the dramatic action or theme of the play; Expose and illuminate issues of environmental justice; Offer an imagined world view that illuminates our ecological condition or reflects on the ecological crisis from a unique cultural or philosophical perspective; Critique or satirize patterns of exploitation, consumption, or other ingrained values that are ecologically unsustainable)
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