• Objects as Symbols in Performance

    Objects (or props) are probably the easiest way for drama students to understand and implement symbol in theatre performances. Objects become symbolic when we give them context via plot, characters and themes. A simple prop can suddenly become significant and represent something beyond its literal meaning. These are often...

  • Review: Macbeth (Melbourne Theatre Company)

    Name the last time you saw Macbeth in full Elizabethan garb? Or set in traditional Scotland? Maybe it was uncut if you were lucky. Can’t remember? Exactly. Purists, begone! The Melbourne Theatre Company’s current production of the Bard’s shortest and arguably most-performed tragedy is a visually stunning and engrossing aural...

  • Stimulus Images for Drama: Holidays

    A series of images about holidays that can be used as stimulus material for creating classroom drama performances and improvisations. Consider using these images in connection with other image collections on The Drama Teacher: Stimulus Images for Drama: People Stimulus Images for Drama: Nature Stimulus Images for Drama: Transportation Stimulus Images for...