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 spotlight theatre companies whose work or resources are lockdown-resistant, or even lockdown-designed! With features on Creation Theatre, Vamos Theatre, Carrot Productions, the National Theatre and Frantic Assembly, among others, there are plenty of places to seek inspiration for yourself and your students.
The Practitioner Focus this issue is on Cirque du Soleil, a fantastic model for your performing arts students in creating their own work, and Drama teaching guru Keith Burt offers a strategy to help you measure your students’ understanding and information retention coming in and out of class. Reviews include new play texts, the latest book of lessons, games and activities from Drama Resource’s David Farmer, two streamed performances, an online workshop, a podcast, and a webinar series which aims to help you and your students to think like a theatre designer.