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shakes-places2Teaching Shakespeare to Children and Young People

Teaching Shakespeare can be so much fun! This popular one-day course outlines a practical approach for teaching Shakespeare to children and young people from key stage 2 right up to teenagers and adults. We explore a range of enjoyable and accessible drama games and strategies that will quickly get students involved in the world of the play and enable the teacher/practitioner to explore character, language and staging ideas through practical methods.
Sat 23rd July, London.


Drama strategies – also known as drama techniques or drama conventions – are the everyday tools of the drama teacher. They help to develop enquiry skills, to encourage negotiation, understanding and creativity. They can enhance performance skills such as character development and storytelling and be used across the curriculum to actively involve students in their own learning.

Hot-seating | Conscience Alley | Freeze-Frames | Thought Tracking | Role on the Wall



commedia-previewMini Downloads are 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.

The Gruffalo | Augusto Boal | Evacuees | Commedia d’ell Arte | Language Learning

Drama is well-placed as a means to highlight and explore stories, issues and themes. Below are links to a number of drama units suitable for key stage 1 and 2 pupils.

The Evacuees | The Gruffalo | Anti-Bullying | Funnybones | The Tiger Child

101 Drama Games and Activities

101 Drama Games and Activities

‘Belongs amongst the top 10 books any director or drama teacher should own.’ – English Touring Opera

101 More Drama Games and Activities

101 MORE Drama Games and Activities

‘This book cheered me up. Buy it and smile. There will be a lot of laughter in your classroom.’ – Drama Magazine.

Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years

Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years

Full of easily accessible advice… clear explanations and inventive suggestions.’ – National Drama Magazine.

Playful Plays Volume 1

Playful Plays

‘David Farmer has hit gold with Playful Plays… an off-the-shelf, ready-to-go, high-quality rehearsal process ideal for primary-aged students’ – Drama Magazine.