• 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...

  • Surrealism: Theatre Conventions

    Emerging out of the Dada movement, Surrealism was more prominent in the visual than performing arts. In the theatre, surrealist works contained elements of both symbolism and non-realism. Performed mainly on the stages of Paris in the 1920s, surrealist dramas were often met with hostility and proved to be anything but mainstream...

  • Types of Puppets for Drama Class

    There are literally dozens of different types of puppets students and teachers can use in drama class. Puppetry is a fun and exciting way for students of all ages to learn about stagecraft, storytelling and performance. The universal appeal of puppetry enables students to be instantly engaged in both the process and...