“The Theatre Research Project “Hua Jai Thong”: The Play Which Reflects an Idea of Educational Values in Thailand “


Hua Jai Thong' is the play written by Professor Pin Malakul in 1968 to reflect the problems of the Thai education system. The purpose of this theatre research project is to explore the educational issues in the play in comparison to the educational situation at the present time. The methods employed in this study were group discussion, a live theatre production and questionnaires. The participants in group discussion, involved the play analysis, consisted of a teacher and twenty students who worked for the production. The questionnaires were responded by the audiences who had watched the play 'Hua Jai Thong' The results of the study suggest that although the play 'Hua Jai Thong' was written more than four decades ago, it still be able to reflect the educational problems in the present time, for example, educational disadvantage. Additionally, a majority of the audiences were aware of the existence of educational issues and more realise the value of education after watching the play.

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Pawaris Mina, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACAS2016
Stream: South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)

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