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 examination. The concept of a...

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German Expressionism Theatre Conventions

A fascinating, but short-lived theatrical style in Germany in the early 1900s, Expressionism was inspired by works in literature and the visual arts such as Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. Initially a rebellion against Realism and Naturalism in the theatre, Expressionism’s...

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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 simple room above the Meierei...

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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 theatre form and alienation techniques,...