• VCE Drama and Theatre Studies Written Exam Tips

    When final year secondary students sit written examinations in VCE Drama or Theatre Studies (Victoria, Australia), it is important to be well prepared for all eventualities and have a few tried and tested examination techniques up your sleeve as well. Here are the exam techniques I practice with my own...

  • Stimulus Images For Drama: Transportation

    Here is a wide range of images depicting different forms of transportation, suitable for drama classes at any year level. Use these images in improvisation and play building for creating characters who use these forms of transport in their everyday life, for leisure, to get to work, for their...

  • 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...

  • 19th Century Melodrama

    Etymology c.1800-1810, melodrama = mélo (music, melody) + drame (drama) History elements of melodrama are believed to have originated in the 5th century B.C, later appearing in Medieval and Elizabethan dramas emerged in the 19th century from 18th century sentimental dramas in Germany and France that involved both music and action during the 19th...

  • Problems With Teacher Education in Australia

    What Are The Main Challenges Facing Teacher Education in Australia? Field Rickards, University of Melbourne In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how to raise the status of the...

  • Follow Justin Cash on Pinterest

    For visual learners who follow The Drama Teacher, why not explore the wonders of theatre on Justin Cash’s Pinterest page? So much of drama education can be learned or enhanced visually – theatres of the ancient world, lighting designs, pictures of famous practitioners, scenic designs, make-up, masks, show posters, costumes, and...