• Brecht for Beginners / Artaud for Beginners / Stanislavski for Beginners

    Brecht for Beginners (1987), Artaud for Beginners (1999), and Stanislavski for Beginners (1999) are comic books about three of the most significant theatre practitioners of the 20th century. What is great about these publications is their form. Who would have thought a student could read about Brecht’s epic theatre...

  • Object Theatre

    Object theatre (sometimes referred to as object puppetry) uses found objects to create a story with characters. Instead of objects and/or puppets specifically designed for the narrative, object theatre deliberately uses everyday objects, either as is or transformed into other things, requiring the skill of the performer and the...

  • Montage In Dramatic Performance

    The use of montage in performance is a sophisticated technique that sometimes confuses drama students due to its complexity. This article attempts to demystify montage and assist teachers and students in their understanding of this convention. Etymology: First things first. The term “montage” originates from the old French word...

  • The Challenges of Teaching Absurdism

    One of the most intriguing and challenging of non-realistic theatre styles for high school drama students is theatre of the absurd. Its beauty lies in its non-conformity with accepted theatre conventions. A performance style that deliberately breaks many of the norms of conventional theatre is destined to do one...

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