Sidecoaching is an act through of the play rather than a read through of the play. It is a really useful way of helping students learn not just the plot of the play but also the characters, their motivations and the underlying themes of the play. Continue reading Sidecoaching with The Tempest
Why is this play still so relevant to today? What have we to learn from studying, performing and producing this play from 1944? Continue reading Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
Find success in working with scripts by establishing and embedding routines into your Drama lessons and your students working Drama vocabulary.
This routine will help your students make stronger connections between the text they are reading and performance of it. It will help them develop a deeper and fuller understanding of the importance of text work to help them know the importance of structure, character and dialogue. Continue reading Rehearsing with a script – establishing a routine for analysing text.
Explore the innovative, creative and engaging work of Emma Rice. Her ensemble approach to retelling folk tales and stories fuses music, comedy, storytelling and much more to create moving and challenging performances. Continue reading Practitioner Guide: Emma Rice
The Crucible. Liberty in the face of mass hysteria. As important a message today as it was when in the written. Explore the plot with these engaging and challenging tasks. A plot that sets out to deal with accusation and persecution with scant regard to either evidence or due process. Continue reading The Crucible: Exploring the plot
Welcome to the Drama Teacher’s Toolkit on Burt’s Drama! Here you will find a toolkit for everything you need to teach the subject of Drama. Each section is packed with knowledge, advice and handy tips on what to teach in a Drama lesson. Continue reading Welcome to the Drama Teacher’s Toolkit