The Drama Teacher http://www.thedramateacher.com Resources For Those Who Love Drama Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:16:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 German Expressionism Theatre Conventions http://www.thedramateacher.com/german-expressionism-theatre-conventions/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/german-expressionism-theatre-conventions/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:05 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7873 A fascinating, but short-lived theatrical style in Germany in the early 1900s, Expressionism was inspired by works in literature and the visual arts such as Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream. Initially a rebellion against Realism and Naturalism in the theatre, Expressionism’s...

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Cabaret Voltaire http://www.thedramateacher.com/cabaret-voltaire/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/cabaret-voltaire/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:28:45 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7852 Familiar with this one? I had never heard of Cabaret Voltaire until recently. Founded in Zurich in February 1916 by German refugee Hugo Ball, the Cabaret Voltaire was a venue for literary soirées and cabarets. A simple room above the Meierei...

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Speed Space Jump http://www.thedramateacher.com/speed-space-jump/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/speed-space-jump/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:33:48 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7829 These are my three biggest problems with many Theatresports™ games in drama: Students think too long before entering a game and block their own creativity Students have too much time to doubt their given or potential ability Students are too...

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Musical Theatre Revivals http://www.thedramateacher.com/musical-theatre-revivals/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/musical-theatre-revivals/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:04:12 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7831 I have a problem with revivals in musical theatre … they are never as good as the original run. It is human nature to compare a revival with the original production and, one by one, this is where all the problems...

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Billy Elliot Live On Screen http://www.thedramateacher.com/billy-elliot-live-screen/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/billy-elliot-live-screen/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:15:37 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7818 Readers of The Drama Teacher may be aware the multi-award winning stage musical Billy Elliot will be streamed live from London’s West End to cinemas around the world on Sunday September 28. Well … sort of live. I suppose that...

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Why You Must Do Theatresports In Drama http://www.thedramateacher.com/why-you-must-do-theatresports-in-drama/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/why-you-must-do-theatresports-in-drama/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:11:13 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7807 Each semester I begin my Year 8 Drama course with a non-assessable topic playing Theatresports™ games. For a few weeks, all my students do in Drama is learn new Theatresports™ games, as we rifle our way through a dozen or so...

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1990s Musicals Word Search Puzzle http://www.thedramateacher.com/1990s-musicals-word-search-puzzle/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/1990s-musicals-word-search-puzzle/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:05:09 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7754 1990s-musicals-word-searchI’m sitting here on school holidays in dreary Melbourne weather, so its time for some fun. Another word search puzzle – this one has some of the best known stage musicals from the 1990s. Do it online or print it. Instructions: drag your...

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15 Wicked Facts http://www.thedramateacher.com/15-wicked-facts/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/15-wicked-facts/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:12:27 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7694 wicked-logoAfter last night seeing Wicked once more on its return season to Melbourne, I thought I’d post 15 wicked facts about the biggest musical theatre show in the world. 1.  Wicked opened at New York’s Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003...

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Drama Ensemble Process http://www.thedramateacher.com/drama-ensemble-process/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/drama-ensemble-process/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:53:42 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7667 teamworkRecently my Year 12 Drama class performed their end of semester ensemble performances before teachers, friends and families. This year I mixed it up a bit. Instead of asking all groups in the class to research, script and perform the same...

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2014 Tony Award Winners http://www.thedramateacher.com/2014-tony-award-winners/ http://www.thedramateacher.com/2014-tony-award-winners/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 03:16:55 +0000 http://www.thedramateacher.com/?p=7659 all-the-way-lbjWinners of the 2014 Tony Awards for the best on Broadway have just been announced. Hosted by Australia’s Hugh Jackman sporting a bushranger beard, this year’s Tony’s saw All The Way, the story of Lyndon B Johnson, win the award...

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