• Objects as Symbols in Performance

    Objects (or props) are probably the easiest way for drama students to understand and implement symbol in theatre performances. Objects become symbolic when we give them context via plot, characters and themes. A simple prop can suddenly become significant and represent something beyond its literal meaning. These are often...

  • Stimulus Images for Drama: Holidays

    A series of images about holidays that can be used as stimulus material for creating classroom drama performances and improvisations. Consider using these images in connection with other image collections on The Drama Teacher: Stimulus Images for Drama: People Stimulus Images for Drama: Nature Stimulus Images for Drama: Transportation Stimulus Images for...

  • Emotions Used in Drama

    Here is a list of over 400 emotions and emotional states relevant to the study of drama and theatre. Emotions are a critical part of most actor training programs and character creation. Emotions in this post can be used in exercises and activities for drama class. Not sure of the meaning...

  • Elements of Drama: Conflict

    Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said “No conflict, no drama”. Conflict is the basis of all good theatre and should therefore be an essential learning component in any high school drama course. Students of theatre must know from the outset that drama without conflict is usually very dull, indeed. Here is a...

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