Stagecraft

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The Beginnings of Epic Theatre in Germany

Epic theatre was first practiced by Erwin Piscator (1893-1966) and Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) in Berlin in the 1920s. Although Brecht would soon claim the notion of an “epic theatre” as his own idea, there is evidence the term was previously being used in debates in avant-garde circles before this. Epic...

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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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Words Used to Describe Theatre Sets

Here’s a list of over 400 words I have compiled to assist drama students and teachers in describing theatre sets realised on stage. I hope everyone finds this list helpful after their next visit to the theatre! Not sure of the meaning of a word on the list? Look it...