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 Summer 1, we report on programmes which were taking place in schools in the run-up to their recent closure, and which we sincerely hope will be up-and-running again soon. Take inspiration from the work of Campbell Russell, who has been taking issues of social justice into primary schools and encouraging political engagement through drama; and read about theatre company Punchdrunk’s new teacher training programme, which aims to introduce immersive theatre techniques into the teaching of all subjects.
Practical guides this issue include an introduction to Robert Lepage, a full page on using drama for teaching oracy, and a lesson plan called ‘The Sound of Silence’ – one which can easily be adapted to remote teaching in the new age of self-isolation. We also explore 11 plays for performance and study, including ‘5 great plays that put female roles centre-stage’, and the Editor reviews an online theatre streaming service which is free to schools and will be invaluable while students and teachers are confined to their homes.