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Stagecraft

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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Problems With Contemporary Theatre

1. Artificial Dialogue Unfortunately, too often in contemporary theatre we hear character dialogue that is artificial, particularly if it is intended to be naturalistic. Dialogue that is naturalistic should follow the nuances of everyday speech, containing words and phrases spoken by real people in genuine conversations. Authentic speech patterns, appropriate...

Freesound Sound Effects Library

Freesound is a huge library of nearly 400,000 sound effects and soundscapes ready for use in your next drama project or lesson! The majority of these sounds are completely free to use and share under the Creative Commons Public Domain Licence, while other sounds are still free but require a...