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ERIC Number: EJ1175601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Performing Witnessing: Dramatic Engagement, Trauma and Museum Installations
Hughes, Erika
Research in Drama Education, v23 n2 p274-281 2018
This article offers a discussion of two interactive museum installations, 'Remembering the Children: Daniel's Story' at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and the main exhibit at the Humanity House Museum in the Hague, Netherlands. Both are examples of what I term "self-guided dramas," taking the viewer/participant on an interactive journey through which they will experience a story or event that follows a dramatic narrative structure. These exhibits take as their subject the experiences and perspective of a protagonist forced into refugee status and turn the act of witnessing into a performative engagement for the museumgoer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Netherlands
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