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.
Drama & Theatre Summer 2 looks at opportunities for people of all ages who may struggle to access theatre – either as a career option or as a form of entertainment which feels as though it’s made ‘for them’. We learn about Peer Productions’ programme for helping young people into theatre training and careers, as well as a programme run by the Lyric Hammersmith with a similar aim: both charging their participants no fee. We also look at projects in two major regional theatres to tell the stories of local people and incorporate them into performances.
In a special feature interview with Scott Graham, Frantic Assembly introduce their brand new education platform designed to support teachers throughout the process of teaching the ‘Frantic method’ to their students. Our practitioner focus takes a practical look at the work of Julie Taymor, and two features offer classroom-applicable ideas for drama with Early Years and Primary students.
We introduce five great plays which address trans issues, as well as a host of plays for consideration for study or performance – old and new – and reviews include web resources, performances and books.