Drama Online Review

Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016Drama Online is a subscription-based treasure trove of digital resources for drama and theatre teachers and students. Originating as a joint arrangement between Bloomsbury Publishing and Faber and Faber, Drama Online has now expanded to include additional publishers of theatre-related content, ranging from play texts and...

Shakespeare Live! A Line of Hamlets

Last updated: Friday, April 29, 2016This hilarious snippet from Shakespeare Live!, organised by the Royal Shakespeare Company and screened on the BBC to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, was meant as a bit of fun. But it’s actually a really good lesson in acting. As drama educators, we often...

Poll Results: Your Favourite Shakespeare Play

Last updated: Sunday, April 24, 2016The results are in for your favourite Shakespeare play and voting has now closed. The poll opened on January 15 and closed yesterday on April 23, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Nearly 3,000 votes were cast by readers of The Drama Teacher from all corners...

2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft Examinations

Last updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016The 2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft examinations have just been published by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Drama Solo Performance Examination This year’s Drama solo performance exam is an eclectic mix of characters from a range of stimuli. These stimuli...

VCE Drama Solo Performance Process

Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2016The VCE Drama solo performance process can be daunting for many students, so this post aims to offer students and teachers some direction on how to best tackle this rigorous and highly academic performance exam. It should also prove relevant to teachers and students...

Why Shakespeare Still Matters

Last updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2016Dr David McInnis  By Dr David McInnis, Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne  Shakespeare would be amused at how famous he is in 2016. Before anything else, he was a businessman: an actor, a shareholder in his company,...

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