25 Convenient Kitchen Sink Drama Resources

25 Convenient Kitchen Sink Drama Resources

Kitchen sink drama, also known as kitchen sink realism, emerged on the British stage in the mid-1950s in stark contrast to the middle and upper class drawing room dramas that preceded it. For the first time, characters were everyday working class people portraying the mundane banality of life, mostly set in poor industrial towns in…

Naturalism: 25 Useful Theatre Resources

Naturalism: 25 Useful Theatre Resources

The naturalistic theatre movement emerged in the mid 19th century and was first introduced by French novelist, critic and playwright Emile Zola in the preface to his novel Thérèse Raquin (1867), which the author later adapted into a stage play (first performed in 1873). Naturalism demanded a slice of life authenticity in every aspect of production and is not to be confused with realism.

Realism: 15 Helpful Theatre Resources for Students

Realism: 15 Helpful Theatre Resources for Students

Realism as a theatre movement emerged in Europe in the latter part of the 19th century. As a genuine theatre style, realism was a reaction against romanticism and the sensationalism of melodrama which dominated the stages of Europe and America for much of the 1800s. The realistic movement continues to influence theatre to this day.