50 Hilarious Slapstick Resources

50 Hilarious Slapstick Resources

While the origins of slapstick humour are most commonly associated with the highly physical Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the 16th to 18th centuries, there is evidence of the form existing earlier in Roman Atellan farces. The wooden paddle used to whack characters in Commedia dell’Arte…

Political Theatre: 35 Bold Educational Resources

Political Theatre: 35 Bold Educational Resources

Arguably all drama is political theatre, as playwrights compose from a particular point of view and the theatre they create depicts a time, place and society affected by given circumstances. Western theatre which is notably political began with the satires of Aristophanes in Ancient Greece….

30 Intriguing Theatre of Cruelty Resources

30 Intriguing Theatre of Cruelty Resources

Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) was a French dramatist, poet, actor and theoretician who rejected Western theatre’s reliance on the spoken word, instead advocating an experimental theatre influenced by the East where ritualistic movement, stylised gestures and signals became paramount. Artaud’s physical theatre of cruelty was performed…