Shakespeare 400 Events – Get Involved!

Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2016The 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death will soon be upon us! The 23rd of April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and enthusiasts all across the globe are presenting events to celebrate the occasion. From dramatic readings, masterclasses,...

Artificial Intelligence Drama Ensemble Topic

Last updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016For my Year 12 Drama students’ ensemble performance this semester, I have written a structure sheet on the topic of artificial intelligence. Some of the world’s biggest companies are today using artificial intelligence programs to achieve important tasks – and it’s not just the...

Magical Realism in the Theatre

Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016Magical realism (or magic realism) is a term first used in the art world by German critic Franz Roh (1925) and later in literature by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1949). It typically refers to the coexistence of the real and fantastical, the natural and...

Picnic at Hanging Rock Resources

Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre has just begun a season of the first stage adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock. Some may remember Peter Weir’s 1975 film of the same name. The setting for this work is Hanging Rock, a formation consisting of...

Poll: Favourite Shakespeare Play

Last updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Over the past few weeks, there has been an enormous response by followers of The Drama Teacher to the latest poll, which asks readers to vote for their favourite Shakespeare play. Over 1,000 people have responded to the poll so far. Perhaps not surprisingly Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet are...

Bertolt Brecht and Berliner Ensemble Images

Last updated: Monday, February 22, 2016Here is a fantastic set of images for drama teachers and their students of the Berliner Ensemble, the house of Bertolt Brecht and his wife Helene Weigel-Brecht, plus their graves side-by-side adjacent to the family home. This slide show represents a rare opportunity to see inside...

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