Drama, Literacy and Playwriting
- Paperback / softback, 208 pages, 244 mm x 170 mm
- 1 Jun 2008
- Trentham Books Ltd
CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Dramatic writing and process drama; 3. Dialogue and voice; 4. Character and role; 5. Structure, story and narrative; 6. Meanings beyond the literal; 7. Observation; 8. Years 1 and 2: Jack and the Beanstalk; Not Now Bernard; 9. Years 2 and 3: The Pet Cellar; Voices in the Park; 10. Years 3 and 4: The Kraken; 11. Years 4 and 5: Wolves in the Walls; 12. Years 5, 6 and above: The Arrival; The Fall of Troy; Glossary of drama techniques; Photocopiable materials; Online resources and internet links; Bibliography; Index.
This well-produced book, soundly grounded in classroom practice, has a consistency and thoroughness of approach which means that it is accessible and lively to read. It is likely to inspire teachers and children and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is interested in integrating drama into the primary curriculum - NATE Woolland provides teachers with a powerful tool to develop students' literacy skills. Teachers and prospective teachers will find this a highly useful addition to their professional library. Highly recommended for all readership levels. - Choice USA 'University and school leaders would do well to make this title prescribed reading for both primary and secondary teaching undergraduates and teaching professionals in the field. ...Highly recommended.' - Drama Australia Journal