A2 Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel builds on the skills developed during the AS year to provide clear and informative guidance to Units 3 and 4 of the specification. The textbook provides further information on rehearsing, performing, directing and textual analysis, together with new material on deconstructing a script, devising theatre and preparing for the final examination. Features of the text include:
Written by a chief examiner and a principal moderator, this book and its companion volume for AS Level offer informed and supportive exercises to ensure that students reach their maximum potential in achieving A Level success.
List of Illustrations Part 1: Getting Started with the A2 Year 1. Introduction 2. Making Good Use of this Textbook 3. Theatrical Timeline 4. Two Golden Rules 5. Who Are They? Examiners and Moderators Unmasked 6. A Final Few Words Before You Get Started Part 2: Overview of Unit 3 7. Research and Exploration 8. Development and Structure 9. Performance 10. Evaluation 11. The Supporting Written Evidence Document (SWED) Part 3: Overview of Unit 4 12. The Demands of Section A 13. The Demands of Section B 14. Exploring Interpretations for Section B 15. The Texts for Section A and Section B 16. The Role of Director in Section A and Section B 17. Annotating the Text 18. The Demands of Section C 19. The Historical Periods 20. Theatre Evaluation 21. Deconstructing the Questions. Conclusion. Appendix 1: Drama School or Drama Degree? Appendix 2: Useful Websites. Appendix 3: Further Reading and Suggested Viewing. Glossary of Useful Words and Phrases. Index