10 Great Plays for the Holiday Season

Why not enjoy the holiday season by reading a classic play? Many of literature’s best plays are freely available online because they are out of copyright. This not only means a great read, but a free read as well! Below is ten plays in a number of formats from a...

The Problem With Theatre Previews

Hands up if you deliberately avoid previews of theatre extravaganzas? Alright, hands up if you regularly attend previews of big musical productions? Like most things in this world, there is clearly two sides to every coin and whether you love them or loathe them, attending previews of hit shows is...

Best of New York and London Theatre 2015

“Best of” and “year end” lists are so often a tricky adventure for critic and reader, alike. Theatre critics, no doubt forced by their employers to create a “best of” list of shows from the year that has been, more often than not deride the experience. Nevertheless, a Top 10...

VCE High Achievers 2015

Lists of students who received a study score of 40 or above in the Victorian Certificate of Education was released today by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The amount of students who receive 50 or in the high 40s in Drama and Theatre Studies is fairly consistent from year...

Drama Ensemble Topic: Social Media

Below is an ensemble topic suitable for students in Years 9-11 Drama. Use with your students and adapt as you see fit. Use the print button at the bottom of this post. For local readers of The Drama Teacher, this topic is appropriate for VCE Unit 1 Drama as...

VCE Drama 2015 Written Examination: A Question of Style

VCE Drama students recently sat their final year written examination in Drama. In my opinion this was the hardest Drama examination in many years. Section A – Question 1 – Non-naturalistic Solo Performance The stimulus for Question 1 involved four images and a piece of text. Many teachers will have recognised...

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