The Delightful Interlude of Medieval and Tudor Drama: 20 Resources

The Delightful Interlude of Medieval and Tudor Drama: 20 Resources

An interlude was typically a short dramatic piece, often comic in nature, placed (usually farcical) between more serious material, then later between courses at a banquet. It began during the Middle Ages as a form of lighthearted stuffing (hence interlude) between miracle and morality plays….

10 Interesting Black Comedy Resources for Students and Teachers

10 Interesting Black Comedy Resources for Students and Teachers

Black comedy, also known as black humour and dark comedy, traditionally mocks serious subject matter. Topics can range from politics to religion and even death (gallows humour). By its very nature, black comedy will entertain some while, offending others. The term in its current use…

Whodunit: Mysterious Crime Resources for Drama Students

Whodunit: Mysterious Crime Resources for Drama Students

Often considered a sub-genre of the crime and mystery genres, the whodunit play is a thrilling plot-driven detective story. Suspenseful throughout, the aim of a whodunit is to discover who committed the murder? The audience normally witnesses the perfect crime, while suspects are then wrongly accused. Agatha Christie’s whodunit The Mousetrap ran continuously on London’s West End from 1952 to 2020, making it the longest first run of any play in history. J. B . Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls (1945) is another fine example of the genre.