Skills Developed Through Drama


What skills can I develop in tutorials?

Although Drama at ACU is not a course dedicated exclusively to professional training, through practical activities in tutorials you will learn how to identify and practice a range of techniques and skills that you can use to create a performance. Since different techniques can be useful for different reasons and occasions, it is best if you consider these skills as tools in a toolbox and colours on a palette as you are constructing something that requires a lot of hard work but also creating a work of art. Some of these skills include:

Further reading:

Practical applications of theory

Appia, Adolphe. Adolphe Appia: Texts on Theatre. New York; London: Routledge, 1993.

Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. Trans. Adrian Jackson. London: Routledge, 1992.

Craig, Edward Gordon. The Theatre Advancing. New York: Benjamin Bloom, 1947.

Huxley, Michael, and Noel Witts, eds. The Twentieth Century Performance Reader. London: Routledge.

Stanislavski, Konstantin. An Actor Prepares. New York: Theatre Arts, 1936.

Suzuki, Tadashi. The Way of Acting. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1986.

Zarrilli, Phillip, ed. Acting (Re) Considered. New York; London: Routledge, 1995.



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