• Freewriting and Stream of Consciousness for Drama Scripts

    Freewriting If your drama course involves any degree of student scripting for self-devised pieces of work, then you are more than likely to have encountered students who struggle to put pen to paper. Often students become self-conscious or anxious about their ability to write dramatic scripts. Others procrastinate with...

  • Revenge Tragedy Unit for Drama

    Roman Drama The origins of revenge tragedy date back to Roman philosopher Seneca (4 BC – AD 65) who wrote a small number of closet dramas (plays intended to be read, not performed). Senecan tragedy typically involved elements of revenge via the supernatural, which later appealed to the tastes...

  • Accelerated Progression in Drama

    To accelerate, or not to accelerate: that is the question. Student acceleration, or accelerated progression, can take a number of forms. For the purposes of this post, I am focusing on students undertaking studies in drama and/or theatre a full year ahead of their regular subjects. As many readers...