Classroom Activities

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Epic Theatre Student Activity: Clichés

This group activity for students of drama and theatre provides an opportunity to understand some of the key techniques of epic theatre, developed via improvisation and incorporated into a drama performance based on a common cliché. Overview Learning Focus: To enable students to successfully incorporate a number of basic epic theatre...

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Stimulus Images for Drama: Mystery

Here’s a collection of images on the theme of mystery that can be used as stimulus material in drama class for creating characters, improvisations and performances. Consider using these images in connection with other stimulus image collections on The Drama Teacher: Stimulus Images for Drama: Communications Stimulus Images for Drama: Animals Stimulus...

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The Importance of Problem Solving in Drama

The ability to solve problems is a critical skill all students of theatre must possess. Problem-solving in drama class can either be an individual or group-based activity that often lies at the very heart of effective theatre making. Constructing a theatre performance of any kind is usually a collaborative endeavour...

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Words Used to Describe Theatre Costumes

Here’s a list of 500 words I have compiled to assist drama students and teachers in describing theatre costumes on stage. This list should prove useful for class discussions and essays after theatre visits. Not sure of the meaning of a word on the list? Look it up in the dictionary.