50 Powerful Objects – Symbols in Performance
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50 Powerful Objects – Symbols in Performance

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]Objects used as props are probably the easiest way for drama students to understand and implement symbol in theatre performances. Objects become symbolic when we give them context via plot, characters and themes. A simple prop can suddenly…

Stimulus Images for Drama: Holidays
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Stimulus Images for Drama: Holidays

A series of images about holidays that can be used as stimulus material for creating classroom drama performances and improvisations. Consider using these images in connection with other image collections on The Drama Teacher: Stimulus Images for Drama: People Stimulus Images for Drama: Nature Stimulus Images for Drama: Transportation Stimulus Images for Drama: Family Stimulus Images for Drama: Cities

7 Shakespeare Plays Every Drama Student Should Read
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7 Shakespeare Plays Every Drama Student Should Read

King Lear One of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, King Lear offers us a protagonist so complex the title role is often considered unplayable. At first glance the plot is relatively straightforward with Lear, King of Britain, wishing to divide his kingdom evenly amongst his three daughters. Easier said than done! A once powerful ruler endures much…

Stimulus Images For Drama: Family
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Stimulus Images For Drama: Family

Here is a variety of stimulus images on the theme of family, suitable for drama classes at any year level. Use these images with drama students when generating characters for student-devised solo and ensemble performances. They can also be useful in role-play and improvisation activities. From historical family portraits to contemporary images depicting sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers,…

Stimulus Images For Drama: Transportation
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Stimulus Images For Drama: Transportation

Here is a wide range of images depicting different forms of transportation, suitable for drama classes at any year level. Use these images in improvisation and play building for creating characters who use these forms of transport in their everyday life, for leisure, to get to work, for their survival, to use on holidays, and…

Types of Puppets for Drama Class
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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 product.  Drama students love constructing puppets, writing…