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.
Courses for introducing you and your students to the many and varied skills needed for work in film and television; sources for new and exciting play texts to perform with your students; and a look at the changes in the new LAMDA exam syllabuses coming into effect from 1 August.
Plus, tips for managing behaviour in your drama studio; Matt Beames’ fresh approaches to Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella for student performers; the Dundee Rep’s work experience theatre takeover; generating ideas about characters and situations using the ‘rumours and eavesdropping’ drama strategy; young playwright Sami Ibrahim on winning Theatre Uncut’s first ever Political Playwriting Award; theatre practitioner Vsevolod Meyerhold; The Lir Academy’s Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting at Trinity College, Dublin; drama highlights from London’s Music & Drama Education Expo; and is Damian Hind’s ‘Five Foundations to Build Character’ a positive new policy for drama teaching?