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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...

Stimulus Images for Drama: Fantasy

If you’re exploring the fantasy genre in the drama classroom, here’s a suite of images that can be used as stimulus for brainstorming characters, group improvisations, solo performances where a character inhabits the world of the picture, etc. Enjoy! Consider using these images in connection with other stimulus image collections...