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Shape of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts (Published)

In the past few days, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has published the shape paper for the Arts in the upcoming Australian Curriculum. The draft shape paper was released for consultation last October and by January this year had received over 1,600 responses nation-wide. The shape paper...

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Theatre Alive

Live in Melbourne? Like independent theatre? Then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one-stop web shop for Melbourne’s vibrant independent theatre scene than Theatre Alive. Developed by Arts Victoria, the Victorian Government’s arts funding and policy body, Theatre Alive was established to fill a need in the market where...

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Theatre Classification System Radio 2SER

One of the hot topics in the Australian theatre scene at the moment is whether contemporary theatre is pushing the boundaries too far in terms of audience acceptability with graphic scenes involving nudity, violence and sex? I realise many readers of The Drama Teacher may not necessarily agree with my...

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Theatre In Australia Needs Rating Classifications

The time has come for professional theatre in Australia to be classified with advisory warnings in the same way as films, DVDs, publications and video games are subject to in this country. Readers of The Drama Teacher may be aware I first posted on this topic over a year ago...