Mini Downloads

Here you will find five short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama written by drama specialist David Farmer. They are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes. More will be added on a regular basis so please check back soon.

Drama Games for Language Learning (teenage to adult)

Drama is an effective way of helping students to learn languages by using active teaching and learning styles. These fourteen fun drama games and activities are suitable for a range of language levels. Activities include: Where Am I?, Adverb Game, Word Tennis, Magic...
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The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)

This complete lesson plan includes such activities as Meet a Creature, Sounds of the Forest, Exploring the Woods, Funny Faces, Story Moments, Gruffalo’s Footsteps, Meet the Mouse and Advice Line. These drama activities are taken from Learning Through Drama in...
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Teaching Commedia dell’Arte (12 years to adult)

Updated from an article originally written for Teaching Drama magazine, this PDF introduces the background to the Italian improvised theatre of the 16th to 17th centuries and shows how it influences theatre and TV today. Activities include: Status Gap, Master and...
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Away From Home: World War Two Evacuees (7-11 years)

This drama unit uses a range of media, drama strategies and a fictional story to explore the experience of World War Two evacuees. The material can be extended over several sessions. Activities include Packing a Suitcase, At the Railway Station, Spotlight, Rumours,...
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Introducing Augusto Boal (12 years to adult)

Three full-length practical sessions introducing the work of the Brazilian theatre who revolutionised theatre. The article introduces the concept of Image Theatre, Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed and includes activities such as The Great Game of Power,...
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