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Kalena Island Tavema dancers, Trobriand Islands, New Guinea As the rituals were performed over and over again, more elaborate costumes were used, more words added and they were enjoyed more for their entertainment value. Man's next use for drama was more necessary. Since the written word would not be discovered for many years to come, historians needed a way to pass on the stories of past events to future generations. They did this through story-telling and re-enactments. As you can see, drama was a very important tool to help people communicate with each other in early times. [AL] {BR}

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