Needs Analysis for Drama Scripts Based on The Syair Perang Menteng
This research aimed to analyze the needs of lecturers and students regarding the need to do drama scripts transformation based on Menteng Battle Verse, which was conducted at Sriwijaya University. The data collection of the needs analysis used interviews and questionnaires, and the respondents were 1 lecturer teaching a Palembang Malay Traditional Theatre course and 57 students of Indonesian Language and Literature Education Sriwijaya University. This research applied qualitative and quantitative research. Data analysis was carried out by reviewing the results of interviews and questionnaires. The components of the needs analysis included (1) students’ knowledge of Menteng Battle Verse, (2) Students’ knowledge of the content of Menteng Battle Verse, (3) students’ perspectives on the preservation of Menteng Battle Verse, and (4) drama script transformation based on Menteng Battle Verse. In conclusion, the result of the needs analysis showed that the lecturer and students needed to do a drama scripts transformation based on Menteng Battle Verse. The transformation was used as a pilot project for students to write a drama script based on the Menteng Battle Verse in the Palembang Malay Traditional Theatre course.