The Price To Pay For The Hottest Theatre Show On Earth

The Price To Pay For The Hottest Theatre Show On Earth

Q. What is the price to pay for the best seat in the house to the hottest theatre show on Earth? A. $849. Excuse me? Is that a typo? $849! That is no typo, ladies and gentlemen. Rather, that is the price to pay for one of the best 200 seats in the house for the…

Australian Plays: How to Persuade a Nation to Question Its Own Soul?
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Australian Plays: How to Persuade a Nation to Question Its Own Soul?

Julian Meyrick, Flinders University This is a long-read essay, the fourth in a series on playwriting and drama by Julian Meyrick. Read Part one here, Part two here, and Part three here. Telling the story of playwriting in four articles is like trying to fit an elephant into a bodystocking. Go to any library and…

Poll Results: Your Favourite Shakespeare Play
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Poll Results: Your Favourite Shakespeare Play

The results are in for your favourite Shakespeare play and voting has now closed. The poll opened on January 15 and closed yesterday on April 23, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Nearly 3,000 votes were cast by readers of The Drama Teacher from all corners of the globe. Top 10 Favourite Shakespeare Plays Romeo and Juliet (415…

Shakespeare 400 Events – Get Involved!
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Shakespeare 400 Events – Get Involved!

The 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death will soon be upon us! The 23rd of April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and enthusiasts all across the globe are presenting events to celebrate the occasion. From dramatic readings, masterclasses, improv and theatrical performances to cinema, exhibitions and a new Paul…

Drama’s Link To Employment Skills
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Drama’s Link To Employment Skills

I bet you’re thinking the most valued skills employers are looking for in university graduates are intellect and academic grades, right? Wrong! Think again. A number of surveys in recent years have cited communication, confidence, creativity and passion as the most sought after skills in graduate employees. Many of these reports are also placing academic performance low…

Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
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Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

Friday essay: Rise of the artistic machines Oliver Bown, UNSW Australia The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as a potential threat or benign force is a topic of lively debate. Respected mainstream voices, like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, are pointing to the dangers of AI. On the other end of the scale,…