This Shakespearean idea describes interpersonal interaction as a series of role-playing exercises, conscious or not, based on the expectations placed on us by ourselves, others, or society.
Wesley wants to ask his sweetheart to marry him, so he has to talk to her father first.
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Coach Henderson wants his team to work on their offense and get into the mind of the opposing team.
Its prime use is in Second Life, Open Sim and other virtual worlds where avatars use storytelling as part of interactive scenes, which may include combat, in a virtual community environment.
Nicole wants a raise after a great performance review, so she will need to talk to her boss.
Shawn is worried about how he will approach awkward holiday conversations when his family has very different political views.
Instructors can supplement their teaching methods with role playing in any context where it seems relevant.
Even rehearsals of personal situations through role playing with a trusted friend can provide beneficial learning opportunities.