Magical Realism in the Theatre

Magical 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 the supernatural, the normal and...

Picnic at Hanging Rock Resources

Melbourne’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 a series of column-like magma...

Poll: Favourite Shakespeare Play

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 out in front with the most...

Bertolt Brecht and Berliner Ensemble Images

Here 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 the building of the Berliner...

The Drama Teacher Gets 5 Stars!

Twitter informed me last night that the excellent UK drama education magazine, Teaching Drama, gave The Drama Teacher / Theatre Links a 5-star review in their latest edition of the magazine. Why, thank you! Here are a few snippets from the review: This is an invaluable resource for students....

Happy 10th Birthday!

10 years ago I began a journey of reflection called The Drama Teacher. It started as a humble little blog profiling my daily life as a high school drama educator. I had hoped that my small blog would help me analyse aspects of my teaching in order to improve my practice in...

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