Friday, December 19, 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

  • Betty Botter Betty Botter
    An effective way of focussing the group. The idea is to synchronise the chanting of a tongue twister to a rhythm and action as accurately as possible. Everybody needs to learn the following tongue twister. The underlined letters indicate the rhythm. Betty Botter bought some butter
    But she said, "This butter's bitter.
    But a bit of better butter
    Better than the bitter butter,
    That would make my batter better." Now get everybody doing the slap clap click click rhythm together....
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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.

Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - Summer 2015

Wednesday 10th June 2015 >> Details
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.

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

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

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

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