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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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Staging in Schools: an aesthetic transforming space, actor and audience

Staging in Schools: an aesthetic transforming space, actor and audience

Staging in Schools: an aesthetic transforming space, actor and audience

Theatre Centre in Partnership with London Drama
Tuesday 3 October 2013
Masterclass 5-7pm; Show 7.30pm

Staging a play in a school is an immediate and unique form of theatre-making with its own challenges and its own rewards. Theatre Centre has been exploring the dynamic between text, actor and audience as an aesthetic for sixty years. The company consistently stretches its ambitions regarding what is theatrically possible in school halls to bring high quality and engaging theatre to young people across the country.

The masterclass, led by Artistic Director, Natalie Wilson, will look at some of the company’s recent repertoire, including its current production Advice For The Young At Heart by Roy Williams, to identify the performance tools used by Theatre Centre in the presentation of new work in schools. Audience engagement, actor-centred performance and textual dramaturgy will all be explored in the workshop. Participants will also dissect and devise from one of Theatre Centre’s developing commissions, gain a fuller understanding on the artistic investment when developing a production and spark fresh ideas for staging and devising with students in school.

Links to Exam Specifications:
Staging is present in many different aspects of assessment:

   • GCSE Unit 2: Exploring different staging methods;
   • A-Level Unit 1: Exploring the potential for staging plays;
   • A-Level Unit 3: Preparing a suitable performance space.

   • GCSE Unit 2, Option 6: Knowledge of the space in relation to the actors and the audience;
   • A-Level Unit 2: Exploring ideas about actor/audience relationship and ideas about theatre form/configuration;
   • A-Level Unit 3: Choice and configuration of stage space.

Places for the workshop cost £20 plus VAT for members of London Drama and £40 plus VAT for non-members. The non-members price includes an exclusive discounted Individual Membership to London Drama, available here for £20 and normally priced at £28; click here to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member. Both prices include a 40% discount on a ticket to Advice For The Young At Heart at 7.30pm.

To book your place on this Masterclass and Show, please complete this form. If you have any questions, e-mail Marigold or call 020 7729 3066. Places will be limited to 20 people.

Thursday 3 October 2013
Masterclass 5-7pm; Advice For The Young At Heart: 7.30pm

at The Greenwich Theatre
Croom's Hill
London SE10 8ES

Stage Source Book: Props Stage Source Book: Props (£14.99)
by Gill Davies
A & C Black
ISBN 9780713665840
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The Complete Stage Planning Kit + CD The Complete Stage Planning Kit + CD (£14.99)
by Gill Davies
A & C Black
ISBN 9780713665857
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Stage Source Book: Sets Stage Source Book: Sets (£14.99)
by Gill Davies
A & C Black
ISBN 9780713665864
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Coming up

Ofsted's 'Intent, Implementation and Impact'. What does this look like in Drama?

Wednesday 30th October 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE.
What are the practical implications of the New Ofsted Framework for Drama?
This course will outline key aspects of the new Ofsted framework and what is meant by an 'Ambitious Curriculum' while maintaining an integrated approach to Drama teaching.
More info and book at Ofsted Course 
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.

Who Needs AfL When We Have Got Drama?

Thursday 28th November 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: TBC
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 
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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.