NCEA – Drama

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Drama web resources

Court Theatre education programmes
Outlines opportunities for learning at the Court Theatre, Christchurch's professional theatre, including drama classes and work experience. They also have a number of resource kits for curriculum plays.
Drama glossary
Terms used in the New Zealand drama curriculum.
Excel School of Performing Arts
EXCEL is a Christian-based school that offers a holistic approach to education and a supportive whanau type environment.
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre)
Musical and theatre tuition based at Ara Institute of Canterbury.
Shakespeare Resource Center: Plays
Complete works of Shakespeare on line. Has some commentary and other information.
Shakespearean Glossary
This glossary offers a taste of the vast vocabulary of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's Globe
Educational interactive resources from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals
Annual event that involves more than half the secondary schools in the country. During the Regional Festival, students engage with Shakespeare's plays by performing 5-minute and 15-minute excerpts from them with schools in their area.
Sparknotes Drama
For information on selected dramas, SparkNotes provides plot overview, characters, character analysis, themes, motifs and symbols. Membership is free.
Stage Challenge
Part of the Global Rock Challenge - a global effort to encourage young people to make the best choices they can. The concept was introduced into New Zealand in 1993 and travels nationwide.
Young and Hungry theatre festival
Festival where three back-to-back plays are staged in Wellington and Auckland at the same time. The commissioned plays reflect New Zealand youth culture

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