Stagecraft

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Melbourne Theatre Company Southbank Tours

At this time of Covid-19 and empty theatres, the Melbourne Theatre Company has recently invited the public to two fantastic tours of their Southbank Theatre complex – one a virtual tour in 3D and the other an online tour with a human guide showing you the way. These tours take...

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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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Theatre Costumes: 500 Interesting Words to Describe Them

Here’s a list of over 500 words that will assist drama students in describing costumes seen in theatre productions. Most senior students go to the theatre as part of their studies and come back to class to prepare a written analysis or evaluation of the show. Costumes worn by characters...

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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...