Over the last few centuries, theatre has developed into a form of worldwide visual entertainment through the mediums of theatre, TV and television.However, we often forget the roots of of where this art form originated; Ancient Greece. Festival of Dionysus: Greek Theatre started with the festival; ‘City Dionysia’. ‘Dionysus’ was the God of wine, theatre and festivity and … More An Introduction to Greek Theatre.
Book title: Everything you always wanted to know about acting (but were afraid to ask, dear). By West End Producer. I ordered my copy of The West End Producer’s book from Amazon after it was recommended to me by a friend. Once I started reading it I was not disappointed and couldn’t put it down. … More Book Review: The West End Producer.
Performance Date: 9th August 2017 Based on the 2005 film and inspired by the true story of Steve Pateman's shoe factory, Kinky Boots, has taken the theatre world by storm. From the moment the show opened the energy on stage was electric with it's vibrant costumes, energetic choreography and exceptional score. It is a true extravaganza. The … More Theatre Review: Kinky Boots at The Adelphi, London.
In my first year at university I have realised that being a Drama student can be expensive. Not because of living costs (e.g.food, accommodation and transport) but because the cost of buying costumes, props for performances and text books for the course can take up a large part of your student loan. In this post … More Drama Student Tips: Cheap Resources.
The purpose of this singing workshop will be to explore the style of Traditional Musical Theatre; which uses a combination of chest and head voice to create a more ‘belty’ sound that is commonly heard in musicals such as, Cabaret and Chicago. As ‘the stylistic and vocal needs of the theatre singer are evolving differently … More Singing Workshop Plan (Musical Theatre)
The award winning and internationally acclaimed Physical Theatre Company; Gecko was founded by artistic director Amit Lahav in 2001 with the aim to create physical and visual theatre that has the audience at the heart of the narrative at all times. Their work is mostly open to interpretation; for an audience member this can make … More Gecko Physical Theatre Company.
When I was applying for university in 2016 I was torn between Criminology and Drama. After much deliberation, I eventually applied to go to Leeds University to study Criminology for three years. I deferred my entry by a year because at the time I didn’t feel ready to go to University. So, to cut a … More The Drama Student Survey.
Climate change is such a huge issue in modern society and we felt that the population, as a whole, is not informed enough on how their everyday actions have huge consequences for the planet. It is a problem that is often ignored. Similar to the way Pina Bausch and Kantor focused their work on subjects … More European Theatre: Final Performance
A Yugoslavian born performance artist. Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibility of the mind. Since starting her career in the 1970’s, making work that is intimate, physically and emotionally exposing, dangerous and extrapolates such practices of everyday life as walking, screaming and simply being to explore … More Marina Abramovic
I am going to be adding some of the essays that I have completed in my first year of university in an attempt to help guide first students into academic writing. The feedback from the lecturers that marked this essay is at the bottom of the page. Take note of the feedback that has been … More Performance Critique essay with annotations from lecturer.