30 Provocative Living Newspaper Resources

30 Provocative Living Newspaper Resources

A living newspaper is a theatrical form in which social issues and current events are dramatised in order to prompt action. Living newspapers typically have elements of social activism, documentary theatre, left-wing political theatre, verbatim theatre and agitated propaganda (agitprop). Living newspapers were first used in the Russian Cvil War, where pro-Soviet daily newspapers were…

The Mysterious Interlude of Medieval and Tudor Drama

The Mysterious Interlude of Medieval and Tudor Drama

An interlude was typically a short dramatic piece, often comic in nature, placed between more serious material. It began during the Middle Ages as a form of lighthearted stuffing (hence interlude) between miracle and morality plays. These were typically short satires or farces. There is even evidence of interludes being used as propaganda in times…

Interesting Collection of Black Comedy Resources

Interesting Collection of Black Comedy Resources

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 was coined by AndrĂ© Breton, the main theoretician of the…

What Exactly is Dramaturgy? 35 Useful Theatre Resources

What Exactly is Dramaturgy? 35 Useful Theatre Resources

Dramaturgy is one of the most confusing and misunderstood areas of theatre. Its roots lie in Ancient Greece, yet it was not until the 1760s in Germany did theatre have its first working dramaturg. Bertolt Brecht brought dramaturgy into the 20th century by employing multiple dramaturgs on his works in the 1920s and 30s, yet…