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 Autumn 2 offers career inspiration for students in an area they may not have considered: the wealth of jobs for both performers and designers or technicians in the circus sector. We also visit the new Polka Theatre in Wimbledon – a children’s venue which has had a complete makeover and now reopened to the public; and we meet theatre company Told by an Idiot as they take their Get Happy tour around the UK.
Theatres across the country have in recent years instituted Youth Advisory Boards which give groups of young people direct power to change their local venue for the next generation, and we look at a few of those who are doing so and meet some of their Youth Board members. We also introduce an initiative from the ABTT which encourages students to come up with theatre design ideas and submit them to an online platform.
Our Practitioner Focus this issue is on Angelique Rockas – a pioneer of race-blind casting in the UK, and there are exercises inspired by her work, as well as a Teaching Strategy page on using Drama for PSHE; and the usual wealth of book, play text and resource reviews.