Category: Genres and Styles

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Vignette In Performance

Students of drama occasionally come across the need to script and perform one or more vignettes. Sometimes this may be a task given to them by their teacher or even a component in a formal external performance...

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Cabaret Voltaire

Familiar with this one? I had never heard of Cabaret Voltaire until recently. Founded in Zurich in February 1916 by German refugee Hugo Ball, the Cabaret Voltaire was a venue for literary soirées and cabarets. A...

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Epic Theatre Conventions

Along with Constantin Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht was one of the most influential figures of 20th century theatre and the most significant practitioner since World War II. Brecht’s theories for the stage, including his well-known epic...

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Poor Theatre Conventions

Polish theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski is best known for his intense actor training system in the 1960s and 70s. At the Laboratory Theatre, Grotowski and his actors experimented with the physical, spiritual and ritualistic aspects...