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.
Drama & Theatre Spring 1 has a focus on playwrights, and features an in-depth chat with Mackensie Wellfare, writer of Perspective – the National Theatre’s New Views competition winning play in 2021. We look at immersive theatre, an ever-bigger and more popular theatrical artform which is increasingly entering the mainstream, as Punchdrunk establish a permanent base in London; and at the equally prevalent phenomenon of digital and live-streamed theatre, which has really grown in the wake of the pandemic.
Teachers with students focusing on backstage and technical pathways can learn about new T Levels designed to cater for some of the skills leading into that part of the industry, and also read in detail about the role of the sound designer in theatre, in an interview piece by Nick Smurthwaite.
In the reviews section there’s an extra page this issue to make space for thoughts about three theatre performances: Puss in Moon Boots, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, with The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde also reviewed as part of a more general look at Blackeyed Theatre’s online hub for schools. We also review two educational streaming platforms, and a conference on the work of Dorothy Heathcote. As always, there are also reviews or deeper focuses on many plays for study or performance with students – 15 in this issue!