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.
In Drama & Theatre Spring 2, we focus on Musical Theatre, with an inspiring feature by a teacher who has written shows for his students to perform which bring their history syllabus to life. We also meet young people who’ve taken part in British Youth Music Theatre, learn about the ABRSM’s new Singing for Musical Theatre syllabus, and study the work of choreographer Akram Khan; while the ‘Five great…’ feature introduces five modern musicals.
Curriculum matters are explored with a focus on the new BTEC Diplomas in Performing Arts Practice, a feature detailing how you can meet the requirements of the new Ofsted Framework, and a look at how National Drama has been championing drama in primary schools. In the backstage section we venture into the National Theatre’s costume department, and reviews include books, plays, a performance, conference and podcast series.