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Erwin Piscator: Multimedia Pioneer for the Theatre

German theatre director Erwin Piscator (1893-1966) may not have been the first person to use projected images or film in stage plays, but he was certainly a pioneer in this area and one of the first to do so successfully. All this makes perfect sense when we consider Piscator was the dominant...

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National Theatre Live: Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera

For all those high school drama and theatre teachers searching for a Bertolt Brecht work on film to show your students, this may be your answer. A live version of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1928 masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is about to hit arthouse cinemas for a screening in Australia and...

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Follow Justin Cash on Pinterest

For visual learners who follow The Drama Teacher, why not explore the wonders of theatre on Justin Cash’s Pinterest page? So much of drama education can be learned or enhanced visually – theatres of the ancient world, lighting designs, pictures of famous practitioners, scenic designs, make-up, masks, show posters, costumes, and more....

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Types of Puppets for Drama Class

There are literally dozens of different types of puppets students and teachers can use in drama class. Puppetry is a fun and exciting way for students of all ages to learn about stagecraft, storytelling and performance. The universal appeal of puppetry enables students to be instantly engaged in both the process and product....