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Youth Theatres

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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


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The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama (Members) £14.99 £14.24

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama (Members)

The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama (Members) £14.99 £14.24

by Keir Elam
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415280181

The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication.

Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance, from 1930s Prague onwards, and presents a model of theatrical communication. In the course of his study, he touches upon the 'logic' of the drama and the analysis of dramatic discourse. This edition also includes a new post-script by the author, looking at the fate of theatre semiotics since the publication of this book, and a fully updated bibliography. Much praised for its accessibility, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama remains a 'must-read' text for all those interested in the analysis of theatrical performance.

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Analysing Performance (Members) Analysing Performance (Members) (£15.99 £15.19)
by Patrick Gardner (Editor)
Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0-7190-4250-X
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Theory/Theatre (Members) Theory/Theatre (Members) (£18.99 £18.04)
by Mark Fortier
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415254373
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Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Colin Counsell and Laurie Wolf (Editors)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415224079
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Coming up

Starting Your Professional Development as a Drama Teacher

Hello and Welcome to London and to London Drama!
Each year London Drama welcomes to London all the new students from the PGCE Drama Courses at the London Colleges (plus Reading and Sussex) and all GTP/SCITT/Other drama trainees and puts on a special event for them. London Drama Students' Welcome takes place on Saturday 7th October 2017: 10am-4pm at The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1h 0AL.
We aim to provide you with useful experiences, resources, ideas and information to equip you on your journey as a successful drama teacher. The day 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.
Non Member Booking at Students' Welcome;
Members Booking (log in needed) at Member Students' Welcome.


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


Mapping Drama Practice
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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.