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Developing Directing Skills | Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2015

10:30am – 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 playful-workshop

This two-day lively and inspirational drama course with David Farmer gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games and exercises.

‘Informal and inspiring course for all wanting to gain confidence in directing or get new ideas on different techniques.’ – Review by Teaching Drama Magazine.

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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.

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. Further ideas can be found in Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years by David Farmer.

The Evacuees | The Gruffalo | Anti-Bullying | Funnybones

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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 Volume 1

A lively collection of eight short plays for children and young people supported by inspirational drama games