Structuring Drama Work: A Handbook of Available Forms in Theatre and Drama
Structuring Drama Work is a practical handbook for drama teachers and youth theater workers. It offers a whole range of theatrical "conventions" to ... Show synopsis Structuring Drama Work is a practical handbook for drama teachers and youth theater workers. It offers a whole range of theatrical "conventions" to help initiate, focus and develop dramatic activity--whether in a workshop situation or as part of an active exploration of texts. Each convention focuses on the ability of form to open up varied and imaginative approaches to dramatic activity, and to provide fresh opportunities for drama across the curriculum. A description of each convention is supported by references to its cultural connections, its learning opportunities and some examples of its use. The author also details the possibilities available through the flexible use of conventions for enhancing not only theatrical understanding and experience, but also the broader area of personal and social development.