Method Acting Resources
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Method Acting Resources

Method acting, otherwise known as The Method, is the Americanisation of Constantin Stanislavski’s “System” of realistic acting practised at the Moscow Art Theatre in the early 1900s. The Method was developed in America in the 1930s, practised by the Group Theatre collective in New York and popularised by Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Stella Adler and…

VCE Drama 2017 Solo Performance Examination Characters
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VCE Drama 2017 Solo Performance Examination Characters

The VCE Drama 2017 Solo Performance Examination for final year students offers ten character choices – real and fictional, human and non-human – taken from a variety of stimuli that will appeal to all kinds of students and interests. This year’s exam offers students three invented characters, a character from a novel, a character from a film who…

Review: grotowski.net
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Review: grotowski.net

grotowski.net is a comprehensive research website about the life and work of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), maintained by the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw. Today, Grotowski is regarded as one of the most influential figures of 20th century theatre. His intense actor training program is considered the most complete since Stanislavski’s, while his directing skills place him alongside theatre…

Non Naturalistic Performance Styles VCE Drama Unit 3
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Non Naturalistic Performance Styles VCE Drama Unit 3

This post is relevant for local readers of The Drama Teacher, only. As the 2017 academic year is about to begin, the big question is: Which performance style(s) should be I be teaching or studying in VCE Drama Unit 3? VCE Drama Unit 3 is of course all about non-naturalism (otherwise known as non-realism or…

Museum Theatre
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Museum Theatre

Museum Theatre is a form of applied theatre usually performed in a non-traditional space, typically inside a public museum (but also in zoos, art galleries, aquariums, etc.). Museum Theatre itself can consist of many and varied forms. Most commonly it is a first person interpretation of actual people and events, performed by players in costume portraying…

2016 VCE Drama Written Examination Analysis
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2016 VCE Drama Written Examination Analysis

Today’s 2016 VCE Drama Written Examination (Victoria, Australia) was a fairly straightforward paper that shouldn’t have surprised too many students if they had properly prepared for the exam. As usual, the Drama examination was divided into two sections / three parts. Section A Question 1 Question 1 in Section A consisted of a five-part response…