This is a very interesting theatre-based project documented by The Guardian:
Award-winning French photographer Patrick Willocq has recreated the experiences of children who have fled Burundi and Syria using personalised theatre sets. From perilous journeys to the battle to adapt to new environments, these are their stories
See the photos here.
UK theatre company Frantic Assembly create some amazing movement and physical theatre work, and the Drama Department uses a lot of their ideas in lessons.
They have recently launched a Chair Duets Challenge, asking people around the world to create their own Chair Duets using a simple devising technique. This is something we often introduce in Year 9 Physical Theatre lessons.
Watch the video above and then visit the Chair Duets Challenge website to find out more: there is a very clear How To video for creating your chair duet on the website.
It would be great to see some Harrow students uploading their work!
This is an interesting article from the BBC which looks at the work done by Tim Robbins in prisons in the US:
In California, six out of 10 inmates will return to prison within three years of being released. But a drama workshop run in prisons by Hollywood actor Tim Robbins appears to cut this recidivism rate in half – by giving prisoners a chance to explore their emotions, and to gain some control over them.
There is also radio broadcast exploring this work, which can be listened to here.
The National Theatre produced some really interesting videos in which they present the character of Ophelia, from Hamlet, through the lens of five different theatre practitioners. They are definitely worth watching – but do think critically and carefully about whether you believe that they are good representations of the practioners’ ideas.
Here are some useful links to resources on Brecht – for Year 11 Drama students.
National Theatre – lots of useful resources
Brecht Tutorial – written by a teacher for A-Level students; very clear and quite detailed
Brecht on Stage – features lots of interviews with people who worked with him (also watch Parts 2 and 3)
And here is a longer documentary about the National Theatre production:
This is excellent – if you want a quick guide to British accents!
It’s produced by Andrew Jack, who is a dialect and voice coach. Well worth a watch.
Please visit this blog: http://theatreroomasia.com/2015/06/06/tedx-rated-stages/.
Some really interesting and useful talks about theatre.
(It’s an extremely valuable blog for drama / theatre students, produced by a drama teacher at KGV.)