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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.

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Edward Bond & The Dramatic Child £18.99

Edward Bond & The Dramatic Child

Edward Bond & The Dramatic Child £18.99

by David Davis (Editor)
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858563121

This is the first book fully to explain Edward Bond's new form of theatre.

Our future depends on the state of our imaginations, and drama becomes more important as the world changes. Plays young people write, act in and watch are the blueprints of the world they will have to live in. Edward Bond argues that drama helps children 'to know themselves and their world and their relation to it' but that neither Brecht nor Stanislavsky can provide a basis for modern theatre.

Edward Bond and the Dramatic Child discusses all Bond's important plays for young people and offers case studies of various productions of them. Contributors explore the demands and rewards of acting and staging Bond.

The book will be of interest to everyone working in drama with young people in theatre, schools or community work, and to actors and directors in mainstream theatre.

The contributors are Edward Bond, David Allen, Chris Cooper, Tony Coult, John Doona, Kate Katafiasz, Bill Roper and David Davis. The glossary explains Bond's theatre terminology.

Professor David Davis is Founder of the International Centre for Studies in Drama in Education, University of Central England.

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Imagination in Teaching and Learning Imagination in Teaching and Learning (£27.50)
by Kieran Egan
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415080057
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An Introduction to Vygotsky An Introduction to Vygotsky (£21.50)
by Harry Daniels (Editor)
Taylor & Francis ISBN: 0415-328136
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Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium (£18.99)
by Betty Jane Wagner
Trentham Books
ISBN: 978-1-85856-225-4
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Coming up

Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly

A full day's workshop with the renowned physical theatre company on Saturday 8th July: 10am-5pm at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Frantic Assembly is a recommended theatre company on Edexcel, WJEC and AQA Syllabuses.
This popular workshop is booking fast and places are strictly limited so book now to secure your place.
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Organisations

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.