12 Tips for Learning Lines

Learning lines for plays or speeches is not always easy - here are twelve tips to help!
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Bringing Fairy Tales to Life through Drama

Ways to develop fairy and folk tales into rehearsed performances, improvisations, tableaux and oral storytelling.
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Commedia dell’arte

Commedia dell’ Arte began in the marketplaces of sixteenth-century Europe as improvised theatre which was rude, funny and satirical. It
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Creating Drama from Visual Art

Works of art and photographs can provide powerful inspiration for drama activities. Pictures can easily be brought to life through still
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Devising Theatre

Devising games and exercises, tips, quotes, videos and book reviews.
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Dorothy Heathcote – Pioneer of Educational Drama

The ethos of drama in education today owes an enormous debt to the inspiration of one woman - Dorothy Heathcote
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Drama for Language Learning

Drama is an effective way of helping students to learn languages including English as a Foreign Language (EFL), as it uses
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Drama For Writing

Drama can provide children with a meaningful purpose for writing. (Extract from 'Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years').
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Forkbeard Fantasy – Multimedia Theatre of the Absurd – 1

Key theory, ideas and practices Forkbeard Fantasy are pioneers of cross-artform multimedia theatre. Their subversive performances are a seemingly anarchic
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Forkbeard Fantasy – Multimedia Theatre of the Absurd – 2

Key productions Forkbeard Fantasy have produced dozens of shows ranging from On An Uncertain Insect  to The Barbers of Surreal, The
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Forkbeard Fantasy – Multimedia Theatre of the Absurd – 3

Practical exercises exploring the Forkbeard approach Through the Looking Glass To explain Forkbeard's extraordinary melding of film and live performance,
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Forkbeard Fantasy – Multimedia Theatre of the Absurd – 4

Educational programme Forkbeard Fantasy run regular workshops and residencies as an integral part of their artistic programme. Courses range from
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Keeping Control in the Drama Lesson

Keeping control in the drama lesson could be one of the main reasons why some teachers are reluctant to teach
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Key Stage 1 Drama Lesson Ideas

A dozen fabulous ideas and helpful books for teaching drama at key stage one.
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Key Stage 2 Drama Lesson Ideas

Ten brilliant ideas and worthwhile books for teaching drama at key stage two.
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Literature and Drama in Language Teaching

I've just spent a terrific two weeks working with a group of seven teachers from across Europe (Austria, Czech Republic,
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Music for Drama Workshops

A playlist of music for drama workshops, rehearsal or performance, including warm-ups, movement pieces and atmospherics.
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Plays for Children

In this interview Alison Chaplin talks to David Farmer about her plays for children and how she got into writing
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Seven Levels of Tension

An approach to acting that enables performers to explore different levels of tension.
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Story Books for Drama Teaching

Stories can provide the launch pad for a one-off drama session or several weeks of work. Drama strategies can be drawn
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Top 5 Books for Teaching Shakespeare to Children and Young People

These days Shakespeare can be taught to children and young people in very exciting and active ways - and there
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Whoosh! Bringing Stories Alive through Drama

An interactive technique in which participants become characters and objects in a story as it is told.
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Why Teach Drama to Primary School Children?

Children's natural tendency towards make-believe play can be utilised at school through structured play and drama.
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