Political Theatre: 35 Bold Educational Resources

Political Theatre: 35 Bold Educational Resources

Arguably all theatre is political, 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 that is notably political began with the satires of Aristophanes in Ancient Greece. The modern movement was forged in Germany from the 1920s by…

45 Inspirational Epic Theatre Resources for Students and Teachers

45 Inspirational Epic Theatre Resources for Students and Teachers

Epic theatre began in Germany in the early 20th century with Erwin Piscator and Bertolt Brecht. Working independently and together on a number of projects during the 1920s, mostly in Berlin, both practitioners developed their own brand of this radical new theatre form. Largely anti-realistic in style, epic theatre aimed to politically educate the German…

Expressionism

Expressionism

Expressionism is a modernist movement in drama and theatre that developed in Europe (principally Germany) in the early decades of the 20th century and later in the United States. It forms part of the broader movement of Expressionism in the arts. There was a concentrated Expressionist movement in early 20th century German theatre of which…

Fate Drama

Fate Drama

Dromo’s Den Biography of Austrian Fate Drama writer Franz Grillparzer. Infoplease Biography of August Graf von Platen, German writer of Fate Tragedies. New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia Comprehensive entry on the history of German literature, including a reference to Fate Drama playwright Zacharias Werner under section ‘ VII: The Classic Period of German Literature (1748-1805)’. New…

Theatre of Fact

Theatre of Fact

Documentary theatre is theatre that wholly or in part uses pre-existing documentary material (such as newspapers, government reports, interviews, etc.) as source material for the script, ideally without altering its wording. Guardian Unlimited Excellent article discussing the reemergence of theatre of fact dramas in contemporary UK theatre and what effect this is having on the…