15 Ways to Manipulate The Actor Audience Relationship
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15 Ways to Manipulate The Actor Audience Relationship

The term actor audience relationship refers to the connection between performer and spectator during a live performance. But just how does an actor engage with the audience during a theatre performance and what factors affect the nature of this relationship?

50 Unusual Symbolism Theatre Conventions
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50 Unusual Symbolism Theatre Conventions

Symbolism was a movement in literature and the arts originating with a group of French poets in the late 19th century. Jean Moréas published The Symbolist Manifesto in 1886. As a conscious theatre movement, symbolism was short-lived, roughly coming to the fore between 1880 and 1900. It was widely considered a revolt against the theatre…

Epic Theatre Plays: 3 Sophisticated Non-Realistic Devices
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Epic Theatre Plays: 3 Sophisticated Non-Realistic Devices

Epic theatre, the non-realistic theatre style which emerged in early 20th century Berlin with director Erwin Piscator and playwright and director Bertolt Brecht, produced epic theatre plays that were understandably different in structure and form to what audience’s were previously used to. Epic Theatre Plays Narrative Dramatic form refers to structure, the formation of a…

100s of Free Play Scripts for Drama Students!
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100s of Free Play Scripts for Drama Students!

This is an updated collection of 100s of free play scripts for Drama students. These websites all contain dramatic play scripts that are free to download and use in the classroom. Drama students and teachers will find this handy set of free resources useful for either serious study or just plain fun! Free Play Scripts for Drama Students Fantastic collection…

Erwin Piscator Biography
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Erwin Piscator Biography

Erwin Piscator was born Erwin Friedrich Maximillian Piscator on 17 December 1893 in the German state of Prussia. Like Brecht, Piscator studied at Munich University. He began acting for the theatre in 1914, but was soon drafted to the front line during World War I.  After the war, Piscator staged works at various Berlin theatres…

Epic Theatre Student Activity: Clichés
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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 Planning In groups of four to six, brainstorm an improvisation using one of the following clichés as stimulus….