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Jack Davis -the Dreamers

Summary: The Dreamers by Australian playwright Jack Davis presents the issue that in a world of unequal power relations marginalised groups of society are forced to collude with the dominant culture's practices and beliefs
By Rebecca Seth

The post colonial play The Dreamers, written by Aboriginal playwright Jack Davis presents the issue that in a world of unequal power relations marginalized groups of society are forced to collude with the dominant culture's practices and beliefs in order to survive. It is evident throughout the play that this statement is true. Davis uses stage directions, setting, dialogue, plot and characterization to juxtapose western culture's belief and practices with traditional Aboriginal culture. By doing so Davis is able to represent the way in which the Aboriginal characters lives are a combination of both cultures, to varying degrees, and the effects of this combined cultural identity they are forced to attain.

Davis portrays to viewers how the Aboriginal characters of The Dreamers are forced to collude with Western practices and beliefs, mainly through characterization and plot. Davis first introduces Uncle Worru to the...

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