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Drama

Contains 23 Videos

Documentary

Documentary

Grotowski: A Practical Guide

World famous theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski has had an enormous and positive influence on contemporary theatre. This programme explores his life and work and shows how his ideas and approaches can be used by students and teachers to create...Show More
Workshops and Performances

Workshops and Performances

Grotowski: A Practical Guide

Warning: "Armine, Sister" and "Fight, Fight - That's All We Can Do" contain some nudity. Teacher discretion is advised. World famous theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski has had an enormous and positive influence on contemporary theatre. This...Show More
Expressive Action

Expressive Action

Expressive Actor

"The study of acting should begin with physical action - a specialised, structured, flexible and adaptable physical action that is enlisted in the direct service of the expression of thought and feeling. I call this integrated physical action an...Show More
The Lugering Method

The Lugering Method

Expressive Actor

Joan Melton, an internationally recognised actor trainer and author, interviews master teacher Michael Lugering in a theoretical discussion of recent discoveries in philosophy, somatic psychology, neuroscience and aesthetics that underpin the...Show More
Voice and Body Exercises

Voice and Body Exercises

Expressive Actor

A group of actors demonstrate a series of voice and body exercises that unite a series of moving, breathing and sounding actions in an integrated full-bodied acting workout. These smart exercises do more than simply build essential skills in...Show More
Frantic Assembly: A Guide to Devising

Frantic Assembly: A Guide to Devising

From humble beginnings, theatre company Frantic Assembly has emerged as one of the boldest and brightest stars in the international theatrical firmament. Their unique brand of challenging, physical theatre has enthralled audiences all over the...Show More
Theatre Practitioners: Berkoff

Theatre Practitioners: Berkoff

Featuring an exclusive interview with the man himself, this film investigates Steven Berkoff's inspiration for his continuing, innovative work on stage and in film. The resource looks in detail at his earliest influences, his exploration of...Show More
Theatre in the Modern World

Theatre in the Modern World

Not long after the start of the 20th Century, playwrights, influenced by the horrors of war, began to experiment with theatre in a way which depicted many of the long held historical, social and cultural beliefs and practices as meaningless and...Show More
The Tempest

The Tempest

The Shakespeare Collection

This beguiling tale of ship-wrecked tars, dastardly Dukes, airy spirits and the plight of lovers, all under the thrall of a master magician, floats across the screen in this lively and colourful production performed by students from the Red Maids...Show More
The Eternal Not

The Eternal Not

This fantastic drama resource comprises of a full performance of the play 'The Eternal Not' - a modern follow-up to Shakespeare's 'All's Well That Ends Well'. The play is performed by drama students from Sir William Romney's School and includes...Show More
The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre

Take a comprehensive look at the history of theatre and drama, taking students from the ancient Greeks to the medieval Mystery plays, from the Renaissance to the Restoration, finishing up with Modern Theatre, exploring different play styles,...Show More
The Great Deviser

The Great Deviser

The Great Deviser, filmed with companies from 3 continents, with a feature film's worth of edited interviews, demonstrations, rehearsal footage and performance outcome clips from some of the world's most creative devisers - Goat Island (US),...Show More
From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage

Staging a successful production takes time and energy. This programme demonstrates how to select an appropriate script for your group and then take it from page to stage, in an organised stress-free manner. With tips on promoting your play,...Show More
Cutting It in Costume

Cutting It in Costume

Clothes may make the man, but they really make the convincing dramatic character! Starting with a history of theatrical costume, the programme goes on to explore the effects which can be created by using different materials, colours and patterns.
Creating Physical Theatre

Creating Physical Theatre

This video provides over 90 minutes of games, strategies and methods used to generate physical action. It looks at the relationship between text and movement, and explores the choreographing and scoring of physical action. This video also...Show More
The Ensemble Builder

The Ensemble Builder

Overcoming inhibitions and creating an environment of intimacy, trust and communication in an educational setting are some of the hardest tasks facing teachers. Filmed over a two day workshop, led by award winning UK drama teacher Stephen...Show More
Shakespeare: Directing for Film and Stage

Shakespeare: Directing for Film and Stage

This video looks at the various challenges in dealing with bringing Shakespeare's plays to life, from a directing point of view. Taking scenes from 'Hamlet', directors discuss ways of interpreting the texts, and how those choices affect the...Show More
Acting the Part

Acting the Part

Drama Skills Series

Featuring Brett Wood, this programme shows students how to develop scripted and improvised parts, and we see how one scenario can be changed in many different ways, whether it's by a change in tone, a word or an action.
Characterisation

Characterisation

Drama Skills Series

Presented by Mariette Rups-Donnelly, this programme is based on the Laban method, and how using observation and detail in effort/ action exercises can help an actor prepare a character.
Movement

Movement

Drama Skills Series

In this programme presented by Kirsty Reilly, we follow a group of Sydney drama students who show us the importance of certain exercises and how allowing our bodies to freely move by doing these exercises can help us to interpret a part in a...Show More
Ensemble Performance

Ensemble Performance

Australian Drama Series

This programme examines the development of an ensemble theatre for young people.
Staging a Performance

Staging a Performance

Australian Drama Series

This programme looks at the back-stage activities around staging a theatre performance.
Night Cries

Night Cries

A short experimental film shot totally in a studio, it is about the relationship between an Aboriginal daughter and her white mother. The daughter, now the sole carer of her dying mother, dreams of far away places.