The Empty Space: The Deadly Theatre
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The Empty Space: The Deadly Theatre

This post explores key quotes from The Deadly Theatre, the first part of Peter Brook’s seminal text, The Empty Space. The Deadly Theatre is the bad theatre of Broadway and the West End, the commercial theatre with deadly directors and deadly actors performing works by deadly playwrights, all existing within a machine and adhering to…

Stimulus Images for Drama: The Future
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Stimulus Images for Drama: The Future

A collection of 50 stimulus images about the future. Students can use these in the drama or theatre classroom when looking for inspiration to create characters and scenes. The beauty about this topic is no one really knows what the future may hold for us all? This slideshow covers sub-themes such as the environment, technology,…

Melbourne Theatre Company Southbank Tours
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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 you through all areas of…

VCE Drama Solo Performance Resources 2020

VCE Drama Solo Performance Resources 2020

A curated selection of resources for each of the ten characters on this year’s VCE Drama solo performance exam. Resources include articles, images and videos. VCE Drama Solo Performance Examination 2020 Prescribed Structure 1 Harlequin (Arlechino) and/or Columbine (Columbina) Encyclopaedia Britannica Source article for this prescribed exam character includes origins, development, characters and eventual decline…

The problem with arts funding in Australia
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The problem with arts funding in Australia

Karen Hands, University of the Sunshine Coast The arts and culture sector has had its share of trouncing in recent years: funding dropped 4.9% in the decade 2007-2008 to 2017-2018, promised arts policy was short-lived, or not realised at all, then the erasure of “arts” from the overseeing government department’s title was perceived as reducing…