The quest for peace: some reservations on peace education via drama

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This paper raises some reservations on peace education via drama. It re-examines the value of drama projects aimed at peace education in light of the renewed outburst of war between Israelis and Palestinians. This work examines the “contact model” of solving problems - meaning, Jews and Arabs co-working on theatre performances. The author criticises this model and points to its dangers and pitfalls. A new direction towards peace and what could be tried to work on in drama/theatre workshops is explored. [Author abstract, ed]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalNJ (Drama Australia Journal)
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

Part of a jointly published issue of Drama Australia and Idea Journal (IDEA Journal n.2), a selected collection of papers from IDEA 2001, the 4th World Congress of Drama / Theatre and Education “Playing betwixt and between” held in Bergen, Norway, July 2001. Includes bibliographical references.


  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • Drama
  • Peace education
  • Theatre arts
  • War


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