London Drama News

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.
Full information here.
Contact us at vyiwu@hanlanedu.com
Or email London Drama at londondrama1@gmail.com 


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Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

Current Drama jobs here.
To advertise your Drama job please contact
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Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.


Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.


Publications

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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


London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more


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Popular Theatre £24.99

Popular Theatre

Popular Theatre £24.99

by Joel Schechter (Editor)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415258302

Bertolt Brecht turned to cabaret; Ariane Mnouchkine went to the circus; Joan Littlewood wanted to open a palace of fun. These were a few of the directors who turned to popular theatre forms in the last century, and this sourcebook accounts for their attraction.

Popular theatre forms introduced in this sourcebook include cabaret, circus, puppetry, vaudeville, Indian jatra, political satire, and physical comedy. These entertainments are highly visual, itinerant, and readily understood by audiences. Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook follows them around the world, from the bunraku puppetry of Japan to the masked topeng theatre of Bali to South African political satire, the San Francisco Mime Troupe's comic melodramas, and a 'Fun Palace' proposed for London.

The book features essays from the archives of The Drama Review and other research. Contributions by Roland Barthes, Hovey Burgess, Marvin Carlson, John Emigh, Dario Fo, Ron Jenkins, Joan Littlewood, Brooks McNamara, Richard Schechner, and others, offer some of the most important, informative, and lively writing available on popular theatre.

Introducing both Western and non-Western popular theatre practices, the sourcebook provides access to theatrical forms which have delighted audiences and attracted stage artists around the world.

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Acting (Re)Considered Acting (Re)Considered (£24.99)
by Phillip B. Zarilli
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-26300-X
more info
The Politics of Performance The Politics of Performance (£20.99)
by Baz Kershaw
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415057639
more info
Devising Theatre Devising Theatre (£24.99)
by Alison Oddey
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415049009
more info

Coming up

Who Needs AfL When We Have Got Drama?

Thursday 28th November 2019: 6-8pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE
In the ‘chase the next initiative’ climate in which we find ourselves, it is easy to forget that good drama teaching is, by its very nature, full of Assessment for Learning activities in any case.
This course will revisit the drama form as a rich learning and assessment tool totally in keeping with AfL values without having to interrupt lessons by doing so.
More info and book at Assessment in Drama. 
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.


Drama for Teachers of English

Thursday 5th December 2019: 5.30-7.30pm
Venue: Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy, Iron Mill Lane, Crayford DA1 4RS
Drama and English as subjects have  a lot in common: for instance, the emphasis on stories and story making, and the exploration of characters, their actions and motives.
This course will empower and encourage English teachers or Drama teachers who also teach English to enhance and enrich their English teaching by using drama techniques with their classes.
More info and book at Drama for English Teachers.
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.


London Drama Students' Welcome

This event has been rearranged for Saturday 18th January 2020: 10-4pm
Venue: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL.
If you are starting your PGCE Drama course this year this is the event for you!
Starting Your Professional Development as a Drama Teacher is the London Drama event that aims to do just that – provide you with useful experiences, resources, ideas and information to equip you on your journey as a successful drama teacher. It will be practical (of course) and will also provide you with an opportunity to share your ideas, establish networks and gain inspiration from other students.
More info and book at Students Welcome 
Discount Student Member booking at Member Booking.


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
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.


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


Mapping Drama Practice
Take the Survey of Drama Practice: it will only take a minute


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.