Tertiary Catalogue

Arts and Culture


Historical Context of Macbeth

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

Like all works of literature, ‘Macbeth’ is a reflection of the time in which it was written. This video discusses the historical context of the play, including the ascension of James I, the Globe Theatre and how audiences would have responded...Show More

The Queen, My Lord, Is Dead: The Relationship's Demise

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

A central component of the ‘Scottish Play’ is the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This video explores the nature and deterioration of their relationship in two key scenes: Act 3, Scene 4 and Act 5, Scene 5. Valuable insights...Show More

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Scene Study

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

At the heart of the ‘Scottish Play’ are the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and their relationship. This video discusses one of their key scenes - Act 1, Scene 7 – explaining the meaning of the scene and discussing the language used...Show More

Why Study Macbeth?

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

Over 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, his plays continue to be studied, discussed and performed around the world. This video delves into the literary devices used in ‘Macbeth’ and its major themes, explaining how they contribute to the...Show More
Rear Window in Context

Rear Window in Context

Literary Contexts

The 1930s and ‘40s saw a wave of European film directors emigrate to the US. In the same period, anti-communist hysteria due to Cold War tensions swept across the US and paranoia became commonplace. This video delves into the historical context...Show More
Fahrenheit 451 in Context

Fahrenheit 451 in Context

Literary Contexts

During and after the Second World War, political and nationalistic sentiments saw the burning and removal of books as part of reality. Post-WWII, economic prosperity in the US saw print media give way to new technologies and trends. This video...Show More
Jane Eyre in Context

Jane Eyre in Context

Literary Contexts

The lives of women in Victorian Britain were marked by limited opportunities and strict expectations regarding their behaviour. Poor understanding of mental illness and strong beliefs surrounding religious morality influenced society’s...Show More
The Sign of Four in Context

The Sign of Four in Context

Literary Contexts

Police approaches towards the investigation of crimes changed greatly in the 19th century. In London, there was an explosion in the number of detectives and true crime stories experienced a surge in popularity. This programme delves into the...Show More
A Christmas Carol in Context

A Christmas Carol in Context

Literary Contexts

Victorian England was heavily shaped by the Industrial Revolution. While some prospered in this society, many others lived gruelling industrial lives from which Christmas offered only a brief reprieve. This programme explores the influences on...Show More
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Context

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Context

Literary Contexts

The 19th century was a time of shifting morals, behaviours and beliefs. People led secret double lives, leading authors and scientists alike to become fascinated with human psychology. This programme investigates the inspiration behind and Gothic...Show More
Bennelong

Bennelong

Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. With extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy, Bennelong led his community to survive a clash of cultures, and left a legacy that reverberates through...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Tibet

Ethnic Dance: Tibet

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Living on the Plateau, at an average elevation of over 12 thousand feet above sea level, the Tibetan people are known to be compassionate, bold, candid and devout. Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism. Just as the distinctive geographical and...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Inner Mongolia

Ethnic Dance: Inner Mongolia

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

In this programme, the ethereal voice of Buren Bayaer (a legendary Inner Mongolian singer), along with the images of yurts and running horses, brings the audience to an otherworldly setting of Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolians, in general, are...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Han

Ethnic Dance: Han

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Han is the largest ethnic group in China, whose people inhabit the middle and eastern regions of the country. Han folk dance tradition started on the streets in the 5th century as ritual events. Nowadays, this tradition named Yangko flourishes...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Dai

Ethnic Dance: Dai

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Located in the southwest region of China, Dai people enjoy mild weather and beautiful landscapes of mountains and lakes. While the water splashing and dragon boating events held in their annual spring festival showcase the close ties between...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Aini

Ethnic Dance: Aini

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Neighbouring with the Dai group, Aini group lives primarily in and around mountains and canyons at an altitude of twenty-five to eighty hundred feet. They are famous for their production of Pu-erh tea. Dancing and singing are second nature to the...Show More
Classic Dance: Long Sleeve

Classic Dance: Long Sleeve

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

This programme provides an overview of the historical development of Long Sleeve Dance, a dance form dating back to the 7th century BCE, a time that is known as the Spring-and-Autumn period in Chinese history. It introduces a some of the codified...Show More
Classic Dance: Dunhaung

Classic Dance: Dunhaung

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Dunhuang Dance is a form of Chinese dance that draws sources from body movements depicted in artefacts found in Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Located in Gansu Province of China, along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious,...Show More
Spear

Spear

A young man reconciles ancient tradition with the modern, urban world in this debut feature from Stephen Page, artistic director of Australia’s renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre. Primarily utilizing gesture and dance, with minimal dialogue,...Show More
Literary Devices in Ads

Literary Devices in Ads

In this programme, students will find accessible explanations and examples of persuasive literary techniques used in advertising. The common rhetorical devices stipulated in the Australian Curriculum for English are demonstrated in engaging...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
Patyegarang

Patyegarang

Choreography by Stephen Page Produced by Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2013. As the colonial fleet arrived on Eora country in the late 18th Century, Patyegarang befriended the colony’s timekeeper, Lieutenant William Dawes, gifting him her language...Show More
The Treaty of Waitangi: An Introduction

The Treaty of Waitangi: An Introduction

Reaching agreement on the meaning and ‘spirit’ of the Treaty of Waitangi - New Zealand’s founding document - has led to fierce debate and violent conflict between European settlers and Maoris since its signing in 1840 until the present day....Show More