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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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Romeo and Juliet (Inessential Shakespeare) £4.80

Romeo and Juliet (Inessential Shakespeare)

Romeo and Juliet (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."
TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

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

"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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Macbeth (Inessential Shakespeare) Macbeth (Inessential Shakespeare) (£4.80)
adapted by John and Leela Hort
The Kabet Press
ISBN: 0-948662-04-2
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
Henry V (Inessential Shakespeare) Henry V (Inessential Shakespeare) (£4.80)
adapted by John and Leela Hort
The Kabet Press
ISBN: 0-948662-01-8
more info

Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
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London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
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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.