Poll Results: Your Favourite Shakespeare Play

Last updated: Sunday, April 24, 2016The results are in for your favourite Shakespeare play and voting has now closed. The poll opened on January 15 and closed yesterday on April 23, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Nearly 3,000 votes were cast by readers of The Drama Teacher from all corners...

Why Shakespeare Still Matters

Last updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2016Dr David McInnis  By Dr David McInnis, Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne  Shakespeare would be amused at how famous he is in 2016. Before anything else, he was a businessman: an actor, a shareholder in his company,...

Shakespeare 400 Events – Get Involved!

Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2016The 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,...

Drama’s Link To Employment Skills

Last updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016I bet you’re thinking the most valued skills employers are looking for in university graduates are intellect and academic grades, right? Wrong! Think again. A number of surveys in recent years have cited communication, confidence, creativity and passion as the most sought after skills in graduate...

Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

Last updated: Saturday, January 9, 2016Friday essay: Rise of the artistic machines Oliver Bown, UNSW Australia The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as a potential threat or benign force is a topic of lively debate. Respected mainstream voices, like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, are pointing to...

The Problem With Theatre Previews

Last updated: Thursday, December 24, 2015Hands up if you deliberately avoid previews of theatre extravaganzas? Alright, hands up if you regularly attend previews of big musical productions? Like most things in this world, there is clearly two sides to every coin and whether you love them or loathe them, attending...

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