The Drama Studies reunion on the week end of 8th – 9th October 2010 was wonderful. Thank you to all of you who came and I hope it will not be too long before we can meet up again either individually or as a group. I hope some of the connections that have been made remain intact. I am also aware of a number of former students who did not know about the occasion and who would love to have been there. This is in no way a criticism of those who organized the event. They did a wonderful job – but it shows just how widespread the former members are and how difficult it can be getting the word out.
Which things said, I am always surprised at how strong the affections generated within a learning environment can be. But then, when I think about it, I should not be surprised as learning is a matter of opening up and receiving new ideas and – especially in Drama – of sharing, for Drama is nothing if not communal.
So, I have decided to devote this section of my web page to Drama Studies.
My first thought was simply to record some the Theatre exercises which we used at the workshop. However, it seems to me that on a wider level it could be a kind of meeting place for those who studied Drama Studies at Victoria. While remembering that anyone in the world can access this site, the Drama Studies section could be a place where certain non-private information is disseminated.
I would appreciate hearing your ideas. For myself, I intend to start recording some of the many exercises that I developed over the years and which I know work. I will explain the things to look out for when doing the exercises, as well as the intended benefit and the various ways in which the exercises can be extended. And of course you are welcome to use them in any teaching you might undertake.
I would be most grateful to receive any feedback or questions about these exercises.
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