Three full-length practical sessions introducing the work of the Brazilian theatre maker 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, Status Pictures, Flashbacks, Complete the Image and Rainbow of Desire as well as a handy glossary. Originally published in Teaching Drama magazine.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream illustration by John Shelley

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (5-11 years)

Drama activities based on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, including a live performance of the story of Titania and Oberon
Cinderella - Listen To Me - Restorative Justice (5-11 years)

Cinderella – Listen To Me – Restorative Justice (5-11 years)

Explore bullying issues through the story of Cinderella using drama, writing and restorative justice techniques
Commedia dell'arte Drama Unit

Commedia dell’arte Drama Unit

Commedia dell’arte began in the marketplaces of 16th-century Europe as improvised theatre which was rude, funny and satirical.
Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

14 easy to use drama games and activities suitable for a range of ages and language levels.
Funnybones Drama and Dance Unit (5-7 years)

Funnybones Drama and Dance Unit (5-7 years)

Practical and funny drama and dance activities linked to this evergreen story (5-7 years)
Introducing Augusto Boal  (12 years to adult)

Introducing Augusto Boal (12 years to adult)

3 full-length practical sessions introducing the work of the revolutionary Brazilian theatre maker.
The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)

The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)

Explore familiar themes and characters through improvisation and role play.
The King's Sentence - a world without words

The King’s Sentence – a world without words

Lesson plan and original story for KS2 exploring non-verbal communication through gesture and sign language.
The Musicians of Bremen Script

The Musicians of Bremen Script

Sparkling play script of the Brothers Grimm tale for performance in schools
The Refugee Cat Drama Unit (5-11 years)

The Refugee Cat Drama Unit (5-11 years)

The incredible real-life story of a refugee family and their cat told through storytelling, discussion and drama activities.
The Tiger Child Drama Unit (4-7 years)

The Tiger Child Drama Unit (4-7 years)

A range of drama and storytelling activities based on a traditional Indian folk-tale for KS1 and reception.
World War Two Evacuees Drama Unit (7-11 years)

World War Two Evacuees Drama Unit (7-11 years)

Explore the experience of World War Two evacuees using media, drama strategies and a fictional story.