Friday, November 28, 2014

Here you will find a range of short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama. They are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes. More will be added on a regular basis so please check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear.

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The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)
This complete lesson plan includes such activities as Meet a Creature, Sounds of the Forest, Exploring the Woods, Funny Faces, Story Moments, Gruffalo's Footsteps, Meet the Mouse and Advice Line. These drama activities are taken from Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years by David Farmer.

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NEW - Introducing Augusto Boal
Three full-length practical sessions introducing the work of the Brazilian theatre who revolutionised theatre. The article introduces the concept of Image Theatre, Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed and includes activities such as The Great Game of PowerStatus Pictures, Flashbacks, Complete the Image  and Rainbow of Desire as well as a handy glossary.

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Away From Home: World War Two Evacuees (7-11 years)
This drama unit uses a range of media, drama strategies and a fictional story to explore the experience of World War Two evacuees. The material can be extended over several sessions. Activities include Packing a Suitcase, At the Railway Station, Spotlight, Rumours, Journey and Arrival, Settling In and The Letter.
These drama activities are taken from Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years by David Farmer.

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Teaching Commedia dell'Arte (12 years to adult)
Updated from an article originally written for Teaching Drama magazine, this PDF introduces the background to the Italian improvised theatre of the 16th to 17th centuries and shows how it influences theatre and TV today. Activities suitable for Key Stages 3-5 and adults include: Status Gap, Master and Servant, Pantalone and Arlecchino, Character Body Parts, Throw Your Face, Grammelot and Canovaccio. A new page outlines examples of the lazzi (comic business) which Commedia d'ell Arte was famous for. Written by David Farmer.

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