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Drama Support

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School Support

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Youth Theatres

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Publications

Order

 

Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here


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Balkan Plots £9.95

Balkan Plots

Balkan Plots £9.95

BALKAN PLOTS:
New Plays From Central And Eastern Europe
Introduced by Gina Landor

THE BODY OF A WOMAN
MATEI VISNIEC
translated by Alison Sinclair
Two women meet in the aftermath of the Bosnian War. Both are struggling to find release from their inner battlefields.
Incontestably one of the best, the most powerful plays of the Avignon Festival.
La Gazette Provencale.

 

CORDON
NEBOJSA ROMCEVIC
translated by Sladjana Vujovic
A group of Special Police in Belgrade incite a riot at a peaceful protest, maliciously beating a student. A harsh indictment of the brutality and corruption of the Milosevic regime. Banned throughout Yugoslavia.
The film adaptation won the 2003 Montreal Film Festival.

WHEN I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE…
ANDREEA VALEAN
translation by Cheryl Robson & Claudiu Trandafir
A female student visits a youth Detention Centre for a research project. Her interviewing of three young offenders has disastrous consequences for all involved.

SOAP OPERA
GYORGY SPIRO
translated by Andrew Bock
A salesman wants to sign a woman up for a Jewish reparations scheme. The play raises questions about Western methods of compensation for war crimes.

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So You Want to be a Drama Teacher?

Led by Amanda Kipling
A course especially designed for people thinking about training to be a drama teacher or who have been accepted to join a PGCE/School Direct/GTP programme.
Tuesday 18th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Drama Teacher.


Black Theatre: From Margins to Mainstream

Led by Juley Murray
This course will explore where we are today with the mainstreaming of Black plays and playwrights in our classrooms.
Tuesday 25th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Black Theatre.


Drama Games & Ideas Swapshop

Led by LD Team & Yourselves!
Bring one or more of the drama games or ideas you use with your class groups or Drama Club - share it with others - and take away loads more!
Tuesday 2nd December 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Swapshop.


Surveys

 

Drama Networks Survey

Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey

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Courses Survey

We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


Mapping Drama Practice

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Organisations

STEP

STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark.
STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations.
STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.

Find out more here.