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Join Us to be a Drama teacher in China!

Y.H English and Drama is currently looking for enthusiastic drama teachers or graduates who studied drama related degree programme subjects such as Drama, English and Drama, Drama in Education, Acting, etc. The ideal candidates should have a passion to teach drama and be keen to work with students from different culture backgrounds. Previous teaching experiences would be highly desirable, but not necessary.
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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.

More info and download here

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Henry V (Inessential Shakespeare) £4.80

Henry V (Inessential Shakespeare)

Henry V (Inessential Shakespeare) £4.80

These delightful adaptations by John and Leela Hort, shortened and in modern English, are an excellent way of introducing young people to Shakespeare - they are readable, they bring out the humour of the originals, and they are surprisingly true to the feeling of Shakespeare's plays. They are much appreciated by older people too, many of whom were put off Shakespeare at school.

These Plays are:

  • ideal for Schools (In the classroom and as the school play;
  • a useful preparation for a visit to the theatre;
  • an excellent text for students of English as a foreign language.

The plays keep all the characters and scenes of the originals, and they are about two thirds their length. Acting time is about one and a half hours, so they can be used as a school play or produced by drama groups who cannot cope with the originals.

What the Press said:

"Shakespeare made entertaining and simple, faithful to the characters and scenes and capturing the essence of the originals."

"Though shortened and simplified, everything is there except the poetry, which is not lost, but waiting for a later, and now more aware, discovery."

"A valid way in to Shakespeare... Comparing them with the full version strikes me as an interesting classroom exercise."
SHAKESPEARE AND SCHOOLS PROJECT Cambridge Institute of Education


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Hamlet (Inessential Shakespeare) Hamlet (Inessential Shakespeare) (£4.80)
adapted by John and Leela Kabet
The Kabet Press
ISBN: 0-948662-05-0
more info
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Inessential Shakespeare) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Inessential Shakespeare) (£4.80)
adapted by John and Leela Hort
The Kabet Press
ISBN: 978-0-948662-08-9
more info
Julius Caesar (Inessential Shakespeare) Julius Caesar (Inessential Shakespeare) (£4.80)
adapted by John and Leela Hort
The Kabet Press
ISBN: 978-0-948662-06-5
more info

Coming up


Drama to Inspire!

Thurs 11th & Fri 12th April 2019: 10am-5.30pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Our 2019 Conference aims to inspire you by bringing together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education, from London and beyond in order to enable links and put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice.
More info & Early Bird booking at Drama to Inspire!
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Members discount booking at Members.
Early Bird Eventbrite booking at Eventbrite


Drama Networks Survey
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Mapping Drama Practice
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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.