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A Theatre for a Village
22 Apr 2014 11:22A Theatre for a Village

Have you ever dreamt of building your own theatre? That is exactly what Anna Kemp is doing in a small m [ ... ]

Manchester Drama Course
18 Apr 2014 12:27Manchester Drama Course

There is an opportunity on Weds 5th November for teachers and drama practitioners in the Manchester are [ ... ]

Drama Games for Teaching Shakespeare
21 Mar 2014 12:27Drama Games for Teaching Shakespeare

On Weds 8th October 2014, acclaimed director David Farmer is running a one-day course outlining a pract [ ... ]

The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe
06 Mar 2014 17:42The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe

Playing Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Globe provides London state secondary students with the opportun [ ... ]

Fight Directing Course Now Booking
14 Jan 2014 09:42Fight Directing Course Now Booking

Course Now Open: Book Here In 2014 we are offering a new one-day course on unarmed stage-fighting with [ ... ]

Commedia dell'Arte - Two Day Course
20 Dec 2013 12:15Commedia dell'Arte - Two Day Course

This brand new two-day course with Didi Hopkins takes place on Sat 2 and Sun 3 August 2014. Full detail [ ... ]

Game of the Week

  • Bomb and Shield Bomb and Shield
    Without letting anybody else know, each person must choose two other people in the room. Tell them that the first person they chose is a bomb and the second person is a shield. On a signal everybody starts moving around the room with the aim of staying as far away from the bomb as possible and keeping the shield between him or her and the bomb! You can give a signal to freeze at any moment to check whether they are doing it correctly. The group will probably end up spread out, so as a contrast, you...
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Stage Fighting with Kevin McCurdy

Tuesday 5th August 2014
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

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A brand new one-day course on unarmed stage-fighting with acclaimed Stage Combat Master Kevin McCurdy who choreographs for films, TV and theatre (including The Drowned Man by NT/Punchdrunk and numerous plays at Shakespeare's Globe and the RSC). The course is suitable for teachers and other drama professionals - no experience is required! Read More >

Primary Drama Across The Curriculum

Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

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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. Read More >

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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