200 Powerful Words Describing Facial Expression In Performance

200 Powerful Words Describing Facial Expression In Performance

HereĀ is an updated list of over 200 words describing facial expression in performance which should prove useful for students of drama and theatre. Often as part of their coursework, students undertake a written analysis of a live theatre performance. Part of this task normally involves evaluating the actors’ use of expressive skills. Drama and theatre…

Hamilton Sydney: First Look

Hamilton Sydney: First Look

Set to open at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre this weekend, the Australian production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece hip hop musical Hamilton will be the only showing in the world. Other Hamilton productions, including those on Broadway and the West End, are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a first look at the Australian cast…

Overview of Ancient Greek Theatre

Overview of Ancient Greek Theatre

History The beginnings of Western theatre date back to Ancient Greece in the 6th century B.C. The earliest performances occurred in 534 BC at a play festival honouring Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility. For hundreds of years, ancient Greek theatre was performed exclusively at this outdoor play festival. The City of Dionysia…

The Empty Space: The Holy Theatre
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The Empty Space: The Holy Theatre

Key quotes from The Holy Theatre, the second part of Peter Brook‘s seminal text, The Empty Space. The Holy Theatre explores the place of ritual and the holy in what was then contemporary theatre (1968). Among others, Brook analyses the works of Samuel Beckett with his existential characters, themes and symbols, while also examining the…