Secondary Catalogue

Series: Drama


Acting the Part

Acting the Part

Featuring Brett Wood, this programme shows students how to develop scripted and improvised parts, and we see how one scenario can be changed in many different ways, whether it's by a change in tone, a word or an action.
Basic Acting Skills

Basic Acting Skills

This video looks at an introduction to basic acting skills.
Basic Ballet

Basic Ballet

A short video demonstrating basic ballet positions.
Characterisation

Characterisation

Presented by Mariette Rups-Donnelly, this programme is based on the Laban method, and how using observation and detail in effort/ action exercises can help an actor prepare a character.
Choreographing a Routine

Choreographing a Routine

This video demonstrates how to choreograph a routine.
Creating Physical Theatre

Creating Physical Theatre

This video provides over 90 minutes of games, strategies and methods used to generate physical action. It looks at the relationship between text and movement, and explores the choreographing and scoring of physical action. This video also...Show More
Cutting It in Costume

Cutting It in Costume

Clothes may make the man, but they really make the convincing dramatic character! Starting with a history of theatrical costume, the programme goes on to explore the effects which can be created by using different materials, colours and patterns.
Dealing with Stage Fright

Dealing with Stage Fright

A short video about dealing with stage fright. Includes tips and techniques.
Documentary

Documentary

World famous theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski has had an enormous and positive influence on contemporary theatre. This programme explores his life and work and shows how his ideas and approaches can be used by students and teachers to create...Show More
Ensemble Performance

Ensemble Performance

This programme examines the development of an ensemble theatre for young people.
Expressive Action

Expressive Action

"The study of acting should begin with physical action - a specialised, structured, flexible and adaptable physical action that is enlisted in the direct service of the expression of thought and feeling. I call this integrated physical action an...Show More
Frantic Assembly: A Guide to Devising

Frantic Assembly: A Guide to Devising

From humble beginnings, theatre company Frantic Assembly has emerged as one of the boldest and brightest stars in the international theatrical firmament. Their unique brand of challenging, physical theatre has enthralled audiences all over the...Show More
From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage

Staging a successful production takes time and energy. This programme demonstrates how to select an appropriate script for your group and then take it from page to stage, in an organised stress-free manner. With tips on promoting your play,...Show More
Learning Lines

Learning Lines

A short video on how to learn lines.
Movement

Movement

In this programme presented by Kirsty Reilly, we follow a group of Sydney drama students who show us the importance of certain exercises and how allowing our bodies to freely move by doing these exercises can help us to interpret a part in a...Show More
Night Cries

Night Cries

A short experimental film shot totally in a studio, it is about the relationship between an Aboriginal daughter and her white mother. The daughter, now the sole carer of her dying mother, dreams of far away places.
Performers Talk About Copyright

Performers Talk About Copyright

Two performers talk about how copyright affects their work, discuss how and when they use other people's work.
Preparation for a Performance

Preparation for a Performance

This video looks at how you can prepare yourself for a performance.
Shakespeare: Directing for Film and Stage

Shakespeare: Directing for Film and Stage

This video looks at the various challenges in dealing with bringing Shakespeare's plays to life, from a directing point of view. Taking scenes from 'Hamlet', directors discuss ways of interpreting the texts, and how those choices affect the...Show More
Singing for Actors

Singing for Actors

This video demonstrates basic singing skills for actors.
Staging a Performance

Staging a Performance

This programme looks at the back-stage activities around staging a theatre performance.
Stretching

Stretching

A short video demonstrating how to safely perform a basic stretches. These are an addition to the basic warm up routine.
The Ensemble Builder

The Ensemble Builder

Overcoming inhibitions and creating an environment of intimacy, trust and communication in an educational setting are some of the hardest tasks facing teachers. Filmed over a two day workshop, led by award winning UK drama teacher Stephen...Show More
The Great Deviser

The Great Deviser

The Great Deviser, filmed with companies from 3 continents, with a feature film's worth of edited interviews, demonstrations, rehearsal footage and performance outcome clips from some of the world's most creative devisers - Goat Island (US),...Show More
The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre

Take a comprehensive look at the history of theatre and drama, taking students from the ancient Greeks to the medieval Mystery plays, from the Renaissance to the Restoration, finishing up with Modern Theatre, exploring different play styles,...Show More