Poll Results: Your Favourite Shakespeare Play

The results are in for your favourite Shakespeare play and voting has now closed. The poll opened on January 15 and closed yesterday on April 23, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Nearly 3,000 votes were cast by readers of The Drama Teacher from all corners of the globe. Top 10...

2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft Examinations

The 2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft examinations have just been published by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Drama Solo Performance Examination This year’s Drama solo performance exam is an eclectic mix of characters from a range of stimuli. These stimuli include: a poem a novel...

VCE Drama Solo Performance Process

The VCE Drama solo performance process can be daunting for many students, so this post aims to offer students and teachers some direction on how to best tackle this rigorous and highly academic performance exam. It should also prove relevant to teachers and students of younger year levels, or...

Why Shakespeare Still Matters

Dr David McInnis  By Dr David McInnis, Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne  Shakespeare would be amused at how famous he is in 2016. Before anything else, he was a businessman: an actor, a shareholder in his company, as well as a playwright...

Shakespeare 400 Events – Get Involved!

The 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, improv and theatrical performances to...

Artificial Intelligence Drama Ensemble Topic

For 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 self-driving Google car around the...

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