The Drama Teacher

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German Expressionism Theatre Conventions

A fascinating, but short-lived theatrical style in Germany in the early 1900s, Expressionism was inspired by works in literature and the visual arts such as Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. Initially a rebellion against Realism and Naturalism in the theatre, Expressionism’s...

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Cabaret Voltaire

Familiar with this one? I had never heard of Cabaret Voltaire until recently. Founded in Zurich in February 1916 by German refugee Hugo Ball, the Cabaret Voltaire was a venue for literary soirées and cabarets. A simple room above the Meierei...

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Speed Space Jump

These are my three biggest problems with many Theatresports™ games in drama: Students think too long before entering a game and block their own creativity Students have too much time to doubt their given or potential ability Students are too...

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Musical Theatre Revivals

I have a problem with revivals in musical theatre … they are never as good as the original run. It is human nature to compare a revival with the original production and, one by one, this is where all the problems...