An essential teaching resource offering ideas and inspiration for all drama education practitioners
Twice each term of the academic year, Drama & Theatre brings you practical strategies, lesson plans, and inspiration to enhance your teaching. News keeps you up to date with developments in the theatre world; reviews help you to plan theatre trips, discover new resources or stock up your library; and features explore inspirational drama education initiatives all over the UK and internationally.
Whether you teach in a school context at primary or secondary level, lead extra-curricular drama workshops, or give private tuition, Drama & Theatre is an invaluable resource written for teachers by teachers, playwrights, practitioners, and the stars of the theatre world.
In this issue of Drama & Theatre, we meet the academics and theatremakers at the helm of Rose Bruford’s first-of-its-kind Masters programme in Queer Performance, and we go behind the scenes of Les Enfants Terribles’ new production of The House With Chicken Legs, its first ever book adaptation. Ockham’s Razor lift the lid on its new physical theatre spectacular Tess, a feminist retelling of Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles. We also chat to the team at the University of Birmingham and the RSC who are joining forces to create a programme to teach the works of Shakespeare to deaf students. Continuing on with the Shakespearean theme, we explain how we can introduce classes to Shakespeare through soundscapes for a more dynamic and varied teaching approach. Plus, there are features on studying the art of mime with LAMDA, how the choreography of Pina Bausch could form the basis for an impactful Drama lesson, and how Alice Birch’s experimental play [BLANK] might be studied in the classroom.