Making Theatre - The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising

Making Theatre - The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising $24.99

Joss Bennathan

Published by Nick Hern Books

This is an inspiring, practical handbook for anyone working with young people to make devised theatre

Devising theatre is a fundamental element of the Drama curriculum, but managing the process is often demanding, difficult and challenging

And can lead even highly competent Drama teachers to feel over-whelmed and disempowered

But now help is at hand!

Whether you're a novice coping with your first exam season, a non-specialist or a veteran in need of some fresh ideas, Making Theatre will provide a framework that will take the stress out of the process and help your students realise their full potential

Making Theatre answers all the common practical questions raised by Drama teachers, such as:

What is the best way of grouping my students?

How do I manage and monitor several groups reheasing simultaneously?

How do I include the erratic attender without jeopardising the work of the others?

What degree of directing and guidance is appropriate?

It shows how to build the foundations that underpin devised theatre and provides ten invaluable structures to meet the needs of different students, regardless of their level of skills

These structures will help you to ensure that your students avoid shallow, clichéd work and demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between style, content and form

There's also a diverse range of stimulus material including song lyrics, prose extracts, verbatim teaching and artwork, all reproduced in this book

And a range of stand-alone exercises covering key areas, such as:

Voice and movement
Scene transitions
Narrative economy and clarity
Performance conventions

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