2008 Drama Exam Results Out Of Kilter?

It is less than two days after our Year 12 Drama students received their final grades and there appears a growing number of teachers confused with marks that look out of kilter this year. Trends so far indicate examples of middle band students being elevated too high (eg. C...

Shrek The Musical

Disney beware! DreamWorks has officially hit town with the opening today of Broadway’s newest stage musical, Shrek. Based on the 2001 animated film of the same name, Shrek The Musical’s advertising byline is “Broadway’s getting a make-ogre” But the question on industry’s lips is whether Shrek will be able...

Hugh Jackman to Host 2009 Oscars

Australian actor and recently crowned ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Hugh Jackman will host the upcoming Oscars at the Kodak Theatre, February 22. In a strategic move away from television star and stand-up comedy Oscar hosts, Jackman is hoped to boost the fledgling televised Oscars ceremony. Last year, the Oscars were...

The Arts Absent From Australia’s National Curriculum Planning

For all those Drama and Theatre teachers out there reading this blog in Australia, you should officially be concerned …. be very concerned. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you will be aware the Federal Government is planning a national curriculum for Australian schools. Here’s a brief run-down...

Australia The Movie

Baz Lurhmann’s movie Australia is perfect fodder for teaching Drama and Theatre students about genre and style. Partly because the film has about half a dozen plots during the course of its 2 hours and 45 minutes, and partly because it is, well, Baz Lurhmann (need I say more?),...

IDEA Day 2008

IDEA is the International Drama/Theatre in Education Association. Since 1992, IDEA has collaborated with international organisations, world networks, ministries of education and culture and practitioners in communities, schools and universities around the world to promote and sustain arts-based education programs. IDEA develops policy, workshops and performances, publishes resources and...

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