Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Drama Books by David Farmer

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All four drama books by David Farmer are now available from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

Game of the Week

  • And Action! And Action!
    Bring still images to life in just a few moments. This is a quick way of moving from still images into improvisation. Begin with any image created by a group. Use Thought Tracking (p.28) to find out what each of the characters are thinking and feeling. Explain that you would like the group to bring the scene alive for a few moments with speech and movement. When everybody is in position and the audience are paying attention, say: “Quiet on the set!” After a moment say: “And Action!” Let...
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Directing Plays with Children and Young People

Saturday 7th February 2015 
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

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A stimulating one-day workshop with author and director David Farmer exploring a playful approach to directing with children and young people, using drama games to develop characters, extend acting skills and create imaginative stagings of scenes. Read More >

Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - Spring 2015

Wednesday 28th January 2015 >> Details
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

Wednesday 25th February 2015 >> Details
10:00am - 4:00pm at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

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This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The drama strategies can be used across the curriculum and are designed to meet statutory drama and literacy objectives.

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Conscience Alley

A character walks down an alleyway formed by members of the class as they use persuasive arguments to help make a decision.

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Hot Seating

A character is questioned by the group about his or her background, behaviour and motivation.

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Still Images / Freeze Frames

Participants create physical shapes by using their bodies to represent people, objects or abstract concepts.

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Role On The Wall

Participants pool their ideas and develop understanding of a character, whether real or fictional, through written contributions to a drawing.

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Teacher in Role

The teacher (or other adult) assumes the role of a character to guide and develop students’ learning.

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Soundscape

The leader or one member of the group acts as conductor, whilst the rest of the group are the 'orchestra'.

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