• Top Acts 2017: Focus on Drama

    It is worth alerting current Victorian Certificate of Education Drama students that the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has published excellent video clips about three Drama solo performances from the Top Acts concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre earlier this year. Each video includes interviews with the student performer, the student’s...

  • 19th Century Melodrama

    Etymology c.1800-1810, melodrama = mélo (music, melody) + drame (drama) History elements of melodrama are believed to have originated in the 5th century B.C, later appearing in Medieval and Elizabethan dramas emerged in the 19th century from 18th century sentimental dramas in Germany and France that involved both music and action during the 19th...

  • Follow Justin Cash on Pinterest

    For visual learners who follow The Drama Teacher, why not explore the wonders of theatre on Justin Cash’s Pinterest page? So much of drama education can be learned or enhanced visually – theatres of the ancient world, lighting designs, pictures of famous practitioners, scenic designs, make-up, masks, show posters, costumes, and...

  • Revenge Tragedy Unit for Drama

    Roman Drama The origins of revenge tragedy date back to Roman philosopher Seneca (4 BC – AD 65) who wrote a small number of closet dramas (plays intended to be read, not performed). Senecan tragedy typically involved elements of revenge via the supernatural, which later appealed to the tastes...

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