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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.

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Words Used to Describe Theatre Sets

Here’s a list of over 400 words I have compiled to assist drama students and teachers in describing theatre sets realised on stage. I hope everyone finds this list helpful after their next visit to the theatre! Not sure of the meaning of a word on the list? Look it...

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Barry Humphries’ humour is now history – that’s the fate of topical, satirical comedy

  Anne Pender, University of New England Let’s face it, Thursday evenings on ABC television are not quite the same any more. The mesmerising, idiosyncratic sketches of Clarke and Dawe are now consigned to Australian television history. Still, Sammy J has taken the spot, and the good news is that...

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When The Cultural Cringe Abated: Australian Drama in the 1970s

Julian Meyrick, Flinders University In our Great Australian Plays series, we nominate the best of Australian drama. If Australian drama came of age in the 1940s and 1950s, in the 1970s it reached full maturity. More work by more playwrights by more companies for larger audiences: this is the basic...