Structuring Drama Work: 100 Key Conventions for Theatre and Drama


Structuring Drama Work: 100 Key Conventions for Theatre and Drama


Title: Structuring Drama Work: 100 Key Conventions for Theatre and Drama
Author: Neelands, Jonothan
Price: $63.95

Structuring Drama Work is the only drama resource that explores 100 dramatic conventions and techniques, and provides ideas for how to practice them.

Structuring Drama Work explains dramatic conventions and what they do, explores how dramatic techniques can be used, provides cultural connections and global contexts and includes examples of the techniques in the context of the plays and the texts. Its compact size and simple format make it convenient and easy to use.

This resource is suitable for teachers of Cambridge IGCSE, GCSE and for students studying at A Level, IB Diploma and beyond. Structuring Drama Work will give inspiration and ideas to students and give teachers, and others, the confidence to plan and structure effective drama learning based on clear examples of each convention in place.

Part 1: A guide to dramatic conventions

Section A: Context-building action, Circle of life, Circular drama, Collective character, Collective drawing, Commission, Defining space, Diaries, letters, journals, messages, First impressions, Games, Guided tour, Making maps and diagrams, Objects of character, Role-on-the-wall, Simulations, Soundtracking, Still-image, Theory building, The iceberg, The ripple, Unfinished materials

Section B: Narrative action, A day in the life, Critical events, Everywoman, Good angel/bad angel, Gossip circle, Hot-seating, Interviews and interrogations, Mantle of the expert, Meetings, Noises off, Overheard conversations, Reportage, Spotlighting, Tag role, Teacher-in-role, Telephone or radio conversation, Timeline, Time will tell, Will they, won't they?

Section C: Poetic action, Action narration, Alter-ego, Analogy, Behind the scene, Caption-making, Ceremony, Chamber theatre, Come on down!, Commedia dell'arte, Cross-cutting, Ducumentary, Flashback, Folk-forms, Forum-theatre, Genre switch, Gestus, Living newspaper, Masks, Mimed activity, Montage, Physical theatre, Play within a play, Prepared roles, Reader's theatre, Re-enactment, Reminiscence Theatre, Revue, Ritual, Role reversal, Shape-shifting, Small-group play-making, Soundscape, TV times, Verbatim theatre

Section D: Reflective action, Are you moved? Builders of bridges, Character box, Choral speak, Empathy knots, Finger ballet, Gestalt, Gifting, Giving witness, Group sculpture, Harmony, If I were you..., Marking the moment, Moment of truth, Narration, Postbox, Power line, Space between, Spectrum of difference, Taking sides, This way/that way, Thought shower, Thought-tracking, Voices in the head, Wall of China, Walls have ears, Window on the world

Part 2: Structuring drama for learning opportunities

Part 3: Theatre as a learning process

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781107530164
Publishing status: AU In-stock Distributor

Additional information

Weight 320 g
Dimensions 247 × 174 mm


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