• 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...

  • 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...

  • Stimulus Images for Drama: Nature

    A collection of interesting nature images suitable for use in drama class. Use them as stimulus for student plays, improvisations, environments and settings, imaginative play, and more. Enjoy!

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