Young at Art is a practical guide to playbuilding for teachers working with students at an upper primary and secondary level. Focusing on an area often neglected in traditional drama text books, the book covers the process of devising drama, and the teacher’s role in facilitating students to collectively become playwrights, actors, designers, directors and critics of their ensemble work. The playbuilding process is covered in a structured manner, which includes:
An essential guide for all drama teachers Young at Art covers practical teaching issues and strategies for working with groups of students to help them perform their playbuilt stories to an audience, as well as techniques for student assessment and evaluation, providing a wealth of exemplary starting points and approaches. The book offers detailed guidance on working with students to help facilitate the collaborative creative and reflective processes, offering practical ideas and structures which can be easily implemented in the classroom.
Part I - Mapping the Territory Chapter 1 - Playbuilding at the centre of classroom drama Chapter 2 - Teaching and learning issues Chapter 3 - Teaching playbuilding creatively Part II - Levels at Work Chapter 4 - LEVEL 1 - Beginner playbuilders Chapter 5 - LEVEL 2 - Intermediate playbuilders Chapter 6 - LEVEL 3 - Experienced playbuilders Part III - Playbuilding for All Chapter 7 - Learning from theatre practitioners Chapter 8 - Working with narrative Chapter 9 - Contemporary classroom playbuilding