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Making Theatre: The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising (Paperback)
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Making Theatre: The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 10/09/2013
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*An inspiring, practical handbook for anyone working with young people to make devised theatre. Managing the devising process is often demanding, difficult and challenging. It can lead even highly competent drama teachers to feel disempowered. However, help is at hand. Making Theatre: The Frazzled Drama Teacher's Guide to Devising provides a framework that will take the stress out of the process, and help teachers to ensure their students realise their full potential. Bennathan answers the common questions raised by drama teachers, from 'What's the best way of grouping my students?' and 'How long should the rehearsal process be?' to 'How do I enable students to avoid shallow, cliched work?' and 'How do I ensure that boys engage and attain?' He shows how to build the foundations that underpin devised theatre, and provides ten invaluable structures for devised work, to meet the needs of different students and situations. The book also includes a range of stand-alone exercises covering key areas such as voice and movement, characterisation, communication, scene transitions, narrative economy and clarity, performance conventions, and the relationship between style, content and form.

Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848423053
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm


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"Invaluable... clear and practical... a must for your bookshelf." - National Drama magazine "A thorough working knowledge of theatre-making with young people, along with a clear understanding of the limitations of working towards an examination, the potential difficulties of managing the work with young people and the pitfalls that may be encountered by any teacher devising for an audience. [Bennathan's] exercises and frameworks should go a long way towards guiding the less experienced teacher through these potential traps and will undoubtedly provide fresh inspiration for those with more experience." - Drama Resource "A godsend... sound, informed advice, pitched at the right level without being condescending or patronising... I'm so glad this book is now on my shelf. I bet you'll love it too." - Teaching Drama Magazine
"Invaluable... clear and practical... a must for your bookshelf." - National Drama magazine "A thorough working knowledge of theatre-making with young people, along with a clear understanding of the limitations of working towards an examination, the potential difficulties of managing the work with young people and the pitfalls that may be encountered by any teacher devising for an audience. [Bennathan's] exercises and frameworks should go a long way towards guiding the less experienced teacher through these potential traps and will undoubtedly provide fresh inspiration for those with more experience." - Drama Resource "A godsend... sound, informed advice, pitched at the right level without being condescending or patronising... I'm so glad this book is now on my shelf. I bet you'll love it too." - Teaching Drama Magazine

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