Stagecraft

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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...

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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...

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The Rise of Eclectic Theatre in the 20th Century

It is argued up until the turn of the 20th century, standard theatre practice dictated each type of play was given roughly the same theatre treatment​1​. At odds with this was now a new concept of handling each type of dramatic work in a unique way, according to the style...

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Theatre Props Videos

The National Theatre, London, offers a wide variety of short educational videos that allow teachers and students of theatre to gain a valuable insight into many aspects of a large, modern theatre company. Below is a selection of quick clips about props, covering what the prop department does and different...