Pedagogy

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20 Reasons Why I Love Teaching Drama

It is my passion I like the energy it provides I love seeing the smiles on my students’ faces There is never a dull moment in my day I can be a big kid in the classroom (and get away with it) It is rewarding in so many ways I...

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VCE Drama and Theatre Studies High Scorers 2016

Results have just been published for the highest scoring students this year in the sister subjects of Drama and Theatre Studies for the final year of schooling in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). All VCE subjects are scored out of a total of 50 marks. A student’s study score...

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Friday Essay: The Arts And Our Still-Born National Identity

Stephen Sewell, National Institute of Dramatic Art The debate about culture in Australia typically follows a familiar pattern: a commentator laments declining cultural standards and narrowing opportunities and looks for someone to blame. The usual suspects scatter, leaving the artists to respond by pointing to inadequate funding and whining about...

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National Theatre Live: Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera

For all those high school drama and theatre teachers searching for a Bertolt Brecht work on film to show your students, this may be your answer. A live version of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1928 masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is about to hit arthouse cinemas for a screening in Australia and...