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Cover_22.2Drama is National Drama’s magazine of professional practice, ISSN 0967-4454. Published twice a year, this hard copy, print publication contains a wealth of features and articles for and by drama teachers and theatre educators in many contexts within the UK and overseas.

Content focuses on practical teaching experiences and projects drawn from across educational contexts and include classroom materials, schemes of work, interviews and reviews of books and other resources.

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Current Issue


Chris Lawrence is Editor for this issue

Reflections from the Chair
We Need to Keep Going!: Aine Lark, Chair of National Drama, reflects on current issues for National Drama.

The View from the Gods*
*the perspective of Drama from school leadership. Holly Barradell brings the latest drama news this time from the perspective of a Faculty Leader for the Arts.

Bubble Young Theatre Makers Using the We Need To Act On Process
A Conversation between Adam Annand and Marie Vickers, September 2016.

Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing
Patrice Baldwin outlines a Primary project and Lesson Plan for a Drama project on Beowulf.

The Story Behind: I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die
Mark Wheeller describes the process of developing his latest Verbatim Theatre play.

Actor Training: A Time for a Revolution?
Steven Green of Fourth Monkey evaluates the state of actor training today.

Acting and Seeing the World Through Someone Else’s Eyes
Yukari Ishino discusses the continuity of fiction and non-fiction.

Sketches from the High Country
Phil Duchene reflects on a Drama project exploring Jim McGugan’s Josepha.

The Tempest
Andy Kempe reviews Flute Theatre’s inclusive production of Shakespeare’s play.

Book Reviews
Writing Music for the Stage: A Practical Guide for Theatremakers by Michael Bruce
Theatre in Scotland; A Field of Dreams by Joyce McMillan, edited by Philip Howard
The Energetic Performer by Amanda Brennan
Teaching Voice: Workshops for Young Performers by Max Hafler
The IMPROV book: Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life by Alison Goldie
The Working Actor by Paul Clayton
Actioning – and How to Do It by Nick Moseley

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