Papua New Guinea and Fiji

  • Regis Stella


Drama is not alien to traditional South Pacific societies in the sense that it consists of:

mimetic action, in the sense of the re-enactment of ‘real’ or fictional events, involving the actions and interactions of human beings real or simulated... before an audience as though they were happening at the very moment (Esslin, 1987: p. 28).


Creative Writing Literary Journal Theatre Company Mimetic Action Fictional Event 
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