Saturday, May 23, 2015

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

  • Spin-offs Spin-offs
    Two people hold hands and start spinning around. On a given signal, they let go and spin away from each other, ending in any random position. It doesn’t matter if they fall down on the floor or are still standing up. Immediately they start an improvisation suggested to them by the position they have ended up in – it can be abstract or naturalistic. If necessary, you can decide beforehand which partner will begin speaking, although eventually they should be able to play the game without this help....
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Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - June 2015

Wednesday 10th June 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
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This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer 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.

Developing Directing Skills (Sat 1 & Sun 2 August, London)

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
>> Book by June 30th and save 15% >>

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This two-day lively and inspirational drama course with David Farmer gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games and exercises. 'A fun, challenging and informative introduction to the world of directing' - participant.

'Informal and inspiring course for all wanting to gain confidence in directing or get new ideas on different techniques.' - Review by Teaching Drama Magazine.

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Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - September 2015

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

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This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer 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.

Primary Drama for Writing - October 2015

Thursday 1st October 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
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This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer focuses on games and activities for improving writing, as well as speaking and listening skills. These lively and engaging activities involve every child in the creative process and aim to stimulate and excite pupils' imaginations.

Directing Plays with Children (Manchester)

Wednesday 14th October 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
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This one-day drama CPD course with David Farmer explores a playful approach to directing. The day shows how drama games can be used to develop characters, extend acting skills and create imaginative stagings of scenes.

Primary Drama for Writing - November 2015

Wednesday 4th November 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
>> Book Now >>

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This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer focuses on games and activities for improving writing, as well as speaking and listening skills. These lively and engaging activities involve every child in the creative process and aim to stimulate and excite pupils' imaginations.

Drama Strategies

More... Conscience Alley    

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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More... Hot Seating    

Hot Seating

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

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More... Still Images / Freeze Frames    

Still Images / Freeze Frames

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

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More... Role On The Wall    

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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More... Teacher in Role    

Teacher in Role

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

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More... Soundscape    

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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