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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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The Young Audience (Members) £20.99 £19.94

The Young Audience (Members) New product

The Young Audience (Members) £20.99 £19.94

Children's theatre in the UK is thriving. Debates about why children should watch theatre and what educational, emotional and expressive benefits it can provide inform cultural policy on education. Children aged 4-11 are increasingly taken to watch tailored theatre performances, yet there has been virtually no reflective research on what theatre means to children. This book is the first to investigate the nature of children's theatrical perceptions and their experiences of being in an audience.

Mathew Reason uses innovative visual-arts based audience research, practitioner interviews and contextual analysis to explore the nature of young children's experiences of live theatre and the iplications for its providers. He investigates three key areas:

  • the cultural policy, educational and creative contexts in which theatre for children is made
  • children's aesthetic experiences of theatre
  • the approaches through which children's engagement with theatre can be enhanced, extended and deepened.

The Young Audience provides vital insights into how we can better support and enhance children's engagement with theatre. Its exploration of how young children perceive and respond to live theatre performances is invaluable for teachers, artists, researchers, students, policy makers and other professionals working with theatre or with young children in other contexts and environments.

Authors details
Dr Matthew Reason is senior lecturer in Theatre at York St John University and writes extensively on children and their experiences of theatre.

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Improve Your Primary School Through Drama (Members) Improve Your Primary School Through Drama (Members) (£19.99 £18.99)
by Rachel Dickinson and Jonothan Neelands
Published by David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-84312-306-4
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Teaching Primary Drama Teaching Primary Drama (£24.99)
by Brian Woolland
Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405899482

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A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences (Members) A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences (Members) (£7.99 £7.59)
by Paul Harman
Aurora Metro
ISBN: 978-09551566-8-7
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Coming up

Teaching Devising with Complicite

Saturday 20th January 2018: 10am-5pm
Led by Complicite.
Venue: TBC

Complicite's Teaching Devising workshop offers new ideas, methods and tools for teachers to take back to their classrooms to inspire students to take ownership of new and more exciting approaches to telling stories.
More info and Non Member Booking at Teaching Devising
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Drama Now! Conference 2018

Thursday 5th March & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Early Bird Booking is now available for London Drama's next two day non-residential Conference.
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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.