Theatre Academia is a subgenre of academia that revolves around studying dramaturgy.

Visuals

Gleaming, fancy chandeliers, heartfelt ballads to the lovers unknown, hushed murmuring of students behind the stage, reciting Sappho just before the show, a wardrobe full of old costumes all refurbished or restyled, photocopied monologues taped on walls, old programs and playbills from shows that have long-closed, random Shakespeare quotes scribbled into the margins of your journals, reading on the catwalk in a historical theater, and just feeling like a real, dark academic actor/actress

Inspirations

Written Works

Categorized by author.

  • William Shakespeare:
    • Hamlet
    • Othello
    • King Lear
    • Macbeth
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Oscar Wilde:
    • The Importance of Being Earnest
    • Lady Windermere's Fan
    • An Ideal Husband
  • Sophocles:
    • Antigone
    • Oedipus Rex
  • Nikolai Gogol:
    • Dead Souls
    • The Government Inspector
  • Anton Chekhov:
    • The Cherry Orchard
    • A Marriage Proposal
  • Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller


Visual Novel

Chaotic Academia: A Noir Robotics Mystery

Activities

  • Reading classical literature
  • Participating in school productions
  • Memorizing lines
  • Taking on character’s traits
  • Analyzing classic plays for fun
  • Staying up into the late night to practice your script and wishing for the lead role
  • Reciting Shakespeare over a cup of black coffee
  • Living for DigitalTheatre or BroadwayHD
  • Sketching costume designs on the train to the arts district
  • Mumbling along to musical soundtracks
  • Daydreaming about your next performance
  • Repurposing old costumes from the last show
  • Scribbling your lines at the top of notebooks in the lull of lectures/classes
  • Making your own signature blend of tea to keep you sane through tech week
  • Writing quotes from plays that made you feel
  • Challenging yourself to speaking theatrically for a whole day just to feel the drama coursing through your veins
  • Studying a time period because a show you’re reading sent you down a research rabbit hole
  • Taking any opportunity to quote a play, or at least slip a reference into conversation
  • Choosing and revising monologues and songs that you deeply connect to
  • Staying up all night to find bootlegs of musicals on YouTube

Fashion

It can, but doesn't inherently need to, have a dash of the Old Hollywood aesthetic. Some items are:

  • Berets
  • Turtlenecks
  • Fur wraps
  • Tweed blazers
  • Leather boots

Spotify

Catchphrases

Catchphrases may Include:

  • "sorry I have a rehearsal"
  • "break a leg!"
  • "don't touch my props"
  • "ITS HELL WEEK"

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