• 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...

  • Theater at The New York Times

    Yep, that’s theater, not theatre, because this is The New York Times I am posting about here. The biggest newspaper in the world also has the largest theater section of any newspaper on the planet. If you are serious about all things theater, no matter which part of the globe...

  • Top 10 Plays Of All Time

    Here’s my list of the top 10 plays of all time: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett King Lear by William Shakespeare Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill August Osage County by Tracy Letts Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco A Doll’s...

  • Queen Lear Savaged

    The Melbourne Theatre Company’s much anticipated production of Queen Lear with Robyn Nevin in the title role as mother, not father, has been savaged by critics in the theatre press. I’ve plucked a few key words from several reviews to give readers of The Drama Teacher a picture: cheerless,...

  • The Book Depository: Drama Books Galore

    I’m sure many readers of The Drama Teacher will have come across The Book Depository in their travels. This wonderful UK-based online bookstore is a feast for drama and theatre lovers. Not only do they have  hundreds of thousand of books in stock, but they deliver free anywhere in...

  • Top Acts 2012 Review

    Last Friday evening I attended Top Acts, the final event in the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s Season of Excellence program, at The Palais, St. Kilda. As usual, this concert was a combination of Victorian Certificate of Education 2011 performance examination pieces, selected from the various Top Class Drama, Theatre Studies, Music...

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