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2nd Edition

Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre
Practical Projects for Secondary Schools

ISBN 9780415665292
Published August 3, 2012 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

This revised and updated edition of Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre will be an essential text for anyone teaching drama in the modern classroom. It presents a model teachers can use to draw together different methodologies of drama and theatre studies, exemplified by a series of contemporary, exciting practical units. By re-appraising the different traditions and approaches to drama teaching in schools, it offers innovative, contemporary projects and lessons suitable for a wide range of teachers and learners.

Divided into eight units with each one offering photocopiable resources and exploring a different theme, this book has been updated to reflect current trends in drama teaching and important themes in contemporary society such as:

  • Myths and urban folklore
  • Moral decisions
  • Asylum seekers
  • The transition from primary to secondary school
  • Conflict resolution and propaganda
  • Protest and resistance
  • Medieval plays
  • Transportation
  • Crime and punishment.

Each unit provides ideas and lesson plans which can be used as they are or adapted to suit your own particular needs.

This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches – or is learning to teach - drama in secondary schools as well as those who work with young people in other drama settings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Dedication  Section 1. Introduction and Rationale  Introduction  Classroom Drama and Theatre – a manifesto  Rationale and assessment  Section 2. Teaching Units  Introduction to the Teaching Units  Unit 1. Urban Legends  Unit 2. Dilemmas  Unit 3. Displaced People  Unit 4. Next Stop High School  Unit 5. Lilliput  Unit 6. The White Rose  Unit 7. The Mysteries  Unit 8. Toodyay Letters  Bibliography

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Martin Lewis has been a Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Lead Practitioner for Drama and is currently Head of Drama and Director of Arts, Kingsbridge Community School, Devon, UK.

John Rainer is Academic Division Leader for Arts, Humanities, Languages and English, Centre Leader for Arts Education and PGCE Secondary Drama Subject Co-ordinator at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.