Exploring the fairness of new legislation and legal proceedings through the use of a theatricalised court

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-308
Number of pages11
JournalLaw Teacher
Issue number3
Early online date29 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jul 2019
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This article explores how theatre, particularly forum theatre, may be used as a means of testing new legislation. This article documents a workshop involving a theatricalised bilingual Tribunal and uses this as a case study of how theatre may be used to explore the implications of new legislation in order to gain an understanding of its potential problems and weaknesses. The article concludes by exploring other ways in which theatre may be used to explore new legislation


  • legislation, Welsh language, tribunal, fair trial, verbatim theatre, interpretation, Verbatim theatre, Legislation, Tribunal, Interpretation, Fair trial