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 Autumn 1, we explore a variety of new-term inspirations designed to be useful to you whether you’re working with a full complement of students at school or still in some aspects teaching remotely – from a digital or real-life school trip to the V&A, to workshops face to face or in person, with theatre companies including Roustabout and Splendid Productions. Should distance-learning be required again, or even if it’s not, a teacher offers tips on using Google Classroom for setting and marking Drama work; and we have a number of inspiring tales of remote school productions, through podcasts and on Zoom.
Our reviews section contains a bumper crop of streamed performance reviews, as well as books and a host of play texts: we also review an online Q&A with Willy Russell on seminal school text Blood Brothers – which remains available to watch. Meanwhile our lesson plans and strategies, and our six latest schemes of work, are all adaptable for face-to-face or remote teaching and cover a variety of topics, including a practitioner focus on director Marianne Elliott.