La Mama Gutted By Fire
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La Mama Gutted By Fire

After 2,135 theatre productions spanning half a century, La Mama is no more. Residing in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Carlton, the 1883 building was gutted by fire about 5am this morning, leaving only the brick walls of the two-storey building still standing. Modelled on the Off-Off-Broadway theatre of the same name in 1967 by Betty…

Theatre Props Videos
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Theatre Props Videos

The National Theatre, London, offers a wide variety of short educational videos that allow teachers and students of theatre to gain a valuable insight into many aspects of a large, modern theatre company. Below is a selection of quick clips about props, covering what the prop department does and different types of theatre properties such…

Pop Up Globe Poll Results
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Pop Up Globe Poll Results

Our four-month poll asking readers of The Drama Teacher whether they would like to see the New Zealand based Pop Up Globe return to Melbourne with its new season in 2018, is now officially finished. A total of 639 votes were cast, with 460 votes (72%) being YES, while 179 people (28%) voted NO. People…

Pop Up Globe User Poll
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Pop Up Globe User Poll

New Zealand based Pop Up Globe, currently enjoying an extended stay in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, is about to embark on a new season of five Shakespeare plays in Auckland – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and The Comedy of Errors. I’m thinking we’d love to see Pop Up…

Pop Up Globe Melbourne
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Pop Up Globe Melbourne

If you haven’t yet seen one of the four wonderful Shakespeare productions by New Zealand based Pop Up Globe Theatre Company in Melbourne yet, then you’d better hurry up before you miss out! Starting in late September, the Pop Up Globe in Melbourne’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens was originally slated to close in November, but…

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…