• 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...

  • 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...

  • 7 Shakespeare Plays Every Drama Student Should Read

    King Lear One of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, King Lear offers us a protagonist so complex the title role is often considered unplayable. At first glance the plot is relatively straightforward with Lear, King of Britain, wishing to divide his kingdom evenly amongst his three daughters. Easier said than done!...

  • Stimulus Images For Drama: Family

    Here is a variety of stimulus images on the theme of family, suitable for drama classes at any year level. Use these images with drama students when generating characters for student-devised solo and ensemble performances. They can also be useful in role-play and improvisation activities. From historical family portraits to contemporary images...

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