Issue 43, Autumn Term 1 2012/13
An essential teaching resource offering ideas and inspiration for all drama education practitioners
Twice each term of the academic year, Teaching Drama 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, Teaching Drama is an invaluable resource written for teachers by teachers, playwrights, practitioners, and the stars of the theatre world.
Rallying cries abound in Drama & Theatre Summer 1, with Matthew Nichols – drama teacher and author of The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide imploring drama teachers to hold hands across the globe and work together for our subject; and Harriet Clifford talking to teachers championing the BTEC and similar post-16 courses in the face of government de-funding.
There are many sources of inspiration in this issue – from the teachers writing experimental opera with their Year 6, to activity ideas based on the work of Yvonne Brewster, founder of Talawa Theatre, and a resource for teaching students about online piracy through a creative film project. For teachers with students interested in the behind-the-scenes of the theatre world, we look at a project run by Leeds Playhouse to train up young leaders for the arts, at a new academy opening in Birmingham for backstage theatre and screen training, and a new course in ‘digital arts’ launched by Rose Bruford.
The crop of reviews this issue includes an online CPD workshop on teaching anti-racist Shakespeare, immersive experience ‘Project Intimacy’, and an online source for streamed productions, Scenesaver. Plus there are a host of new play texts, performance and workshop listings, and all the latest news.