Four simple ways to explore Bertolt Brecht’s concept of distancing

Twenty years ago this year, I went to see what was for me, one of the most defining pieces of theatre that I have seen. I’m talking about The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht performed by Theatre de Complicite at the Royal National Theatre in London. For me it was an incredibly important performance because it came at a point when I was just beginning to define … Continue reading Four simple ways to explore Bertolt Brecht’s concept of distancing

New Drama GCSE Subject Content: Seperating Theatre from Drama

With the exams over and the coursework (nearly) sent off, it is time to turn my attention to preparing for the new GCSE and A Level courses that will come online in 2016. Initially I’m reading the subject content document straight from the DfE, which pretty much says very little about specific content but it does point towards the direction that the DfE wants us … Continue reading New Drama GCSE Subject Content: Seperating Theatre from Drama