Arts & Culture
Why Pop Culture Loves the Toxic Drama Teacher Trope
There is a great tradition of depicting the archetype of the unbridled, emotionally exploitative acting teacher.
The Children’s HourBlack SnowFameA Chorus LineNever!
High School MusicalGleeSummer Heights HighDrama HighRise
Trust ExerciseCycloramaThe Diary of Anne Frank
AnnieMake her drink a Mickey Finn!
AnnieYou stand out like a blue dot on a red field
Don’t shrug!Don’t you dare shrug!
Even now—even now!—she is trying to give me an acting lesson
Sunday in the Park with George