Category: Senior Drama

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2014 Solo Performance and Stagecraft Examinations

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has just published the 2014 VCE Drama Solo Performance Examination and the 2014 VCE Theatre Studies Stagecraft Examination. This year marks the first examinations resulting from revised Study Designs in both subjects. Theatre Studies teachers should be aware the 2014 Stagecraft Examination is in a...

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Quality Not Quantity in Drama

It is easy for teachers to slip into the zone of focusing on quantity in drama education, while losing focus of a more important factor – quality. Whether it be the length of a play rehearsal or a student-devised drama piece, quality should always take precedence over quantity. Who cares if...

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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, made him a force to be reckoned with. Although it...