AS Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel

By Alan Perks, Jacqueline Porteous

© 2009 – Routledge

214 pages

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About the Book

AS Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the new specification. The textbook covers all aspects of the AS year in depth, from exploring play texts to demonstrating skills in performance and theatre design. The detailed guidance and classroom-friendly features include:

  • overviews of specification and assessment requirements
  • written and practical exercises
  • tips from a Chief Examiner
  • extension exercises to stretch the more able student
  • worked examples to illustrate best practice
  • a glossary of useful words and terms.

Written by a Chief Examiner and a Principal Moderator, this authoritative book offers a wealth of informed and supportive exercises to ensure that students reach their maximum potential.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations. Acknowledgements Part 1: Getting Started 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: Unit 1 – Exploration of Drama and Theatre 7. Overview of Unit 1 8. Practical Exploration 9. Exploration Notes 10. Exploration of Live Theatre Part 3: Unit 2 – Theatre Text In Performance 11. Overview of Unit 2 12. Section A and B: Performers 13. Group Performance 14. Section A and B: Designers 15. The Written Concept Part 4: Moving On 16. Looking Ahead to the A2 Year. Glossary of Useful Words and Phrases. Further Reading, Viewing and Useful Websites. Index

About the Authors

Alan Perks is a Chief Examiner for A Level Drama and Theatre Studies. He regularly works with students and teachers across the key stages on individual projects and long term drama strategies. He also teaches across the age ranges, including the A Level course, part-time in a school in Derbyshire.

Jacqueline Porteous is a Principal Moderator for Edexcel's A Level Drama and Theatre Studies specification, and has over 20 years of teaching experience in the discipline. She teaches the A Level course and leads a Performing Arts Faculty.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRAMA / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General