• VCE Drama and Theatre Studies High Scorers 2016

    Results have just been published for the highest scoring students this year in the sister subjects of Drama and Theatre Studies for the final year of schooling in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). All VCE subjects are scored out of a total of 50 marks. A student’s study...

  • Friday Essay: The Arts And Our Still-Born National Identity

    Stephen Sewell, National Institute of Dramatic Art The debate about culture in Australia typically follows a familiar pattern: a commentator laments declining cultural standards and narrowing opportunities and looks for someone to blame. The usual suspects scatter, leaving the artists to respond by pointing to inadequate funding and whining...

  • National Theatre Live: Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera

    For all those high school drama and theatre teachers searching for a Bertolt Brecht work on film to show your students, this may be your answer. A live version of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1928 masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is about to hit arthouse cinemas for a screening in Australia...

  • Top Acts 2016: Focus on Drama

    It is worth alerting current Victorian Certificate of Education Drama students that the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has published excellent video clips about three Drama solo performances from the Top Acts concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre earlier this year. Each video includes interviews with the student performer, the student’s...

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