Drama Online Review

Drama 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 videos to audio plays and...

2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft Examinations

The 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 include: a poem a novel...

Shakespeare 400 Events – Get Involved!

The 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death will soon be upon us! The 23rd of April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and enthusiasts all across the globe are presenting events to celebrate the occasion. From dramatic readings, masterclasses, improv and theatrical performances to...

Artificial Intelligence Drama Ensemble Topic

For my Year 12 Drama students’ ensemble performance this semester, I have written a structure sheet on the topic of artificial intelligence. Some of the world’s biggest companies are today using artificial intelligence programs to achieve important tasks – and it’s not just the self-driving Google car around the...

Magical Realism in the Theatre

Magical realism (or magic realism) is a term first used in the art world by German critic Franz Roh (1925) and later in literature by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1949). It typically refers to the coexistence of the real and fantastical, the natural and the supernatural, the normal and...

Bertolt Brecht and Berliner Ensemble Images

Here is a fantastic set of images for drama teachers and their students of the Berliner Ensemble, the house of Bertolt Brecht and his wife Helene Weigel-Brecht, plus their graves side-by-side adjacent to the family home. This slide show represents a rare opportunity to see inside the building of the Berliner...

Happy 10th Birthday!

10 years ago I began a journey of reflection called The Drama Teacher. It started as a humble little blog profiling my daily life as a high school drama educator. I had hoped that my small blog would help me analyse aspects of my teaching in order to improve my practice in...

Drama Ensemble Topic: Social Media

Below is an ensemble topic suitable for students in Years 9-11 Drama. Use with your students and adapt as you see fit. Use the print button at the bottom of this post. For local readers of The Drama Teacher, this topic is appropriate for VCE Unit 1 Drama as...

Globe Theatre’s Worldwide Tour of Hamlet

Did you know Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been touring the world for 18 months now? Hamlet? Worldwide tour? Did I miss that? Maybe you did, because you probably won’t find this production playing next door to The Lion King. The Globe Theatre’s ambitious performance project to tour the Shakespearean tragedy...

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