On the Subject of Drama

In this volume, David Hornbrook and a team of experienced drama specialists show how the subject of drama may be defined and taught.

On the Subject of Drama

Although much has been written on how the drama elements of the English curriculum might be taught in schools, there is less guidance available for teachers who regard drama not as an adjunct of English but as an arts subject in its own right. In this volume, David Hornbrook and a team of experienced drama specialists show how the subject of drama may be defined and taught. Drawing on literature, visual art, music and dance as well as the rich and varied traditions of drama itself, they map out an eclectic subject curriculum for students of all ages. Opening up the field in new and exciting ways, the book embraces the widest possible range of dramatic knowledge and skills, from the Natyashastra of ancient India to contemporary classroom improvisation. The book is divided into three sections: The teaching and learning of drama: ideas about interculturalism, creativity and craft - key concepts informing the drama curriculum - are interrogated and re-theorised for the classroom. Making and performing drama in school: the fundamental processes of reading and writing plays for performance are explored, along with the potential of dance to enhance and extend students' experience of dramatic performance. Watching and understanding drama: ensuring the curriculum is appropriately balanced between the production and reception of drama, this last section emphasises the role of students as audience - for both live and electronic performances - and the development of a dramatic vocabulary.

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On the Subject of Drama
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: David Hornbrook
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Although much has been written on how the drama elements of the English curriculum might be taught in schools, there is less guidance available for teachers who regard drama not as an adjunct of English but as an arts subject in its own right. In this volume, David Hornbrook and
On the Subject of Drama
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: David Hornbrook
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Although much has been written on how the drama elements of the English curriculum might be taught in schools, there is less guidance available for teachers who regard drama not as an adjunct of English but as an arts subject in its own right. In this volume, David Hornbrook and
Shakespeare's Theory of Drama
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Pauline Kiernan
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-07-23 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why did Shakespeare write drama? Did he have specific reasons for his choice of this art form? Did he have clearly defined aesthetic aims in what he wanted drama to do - and why? Pauline Kiernan opens up a new area of debate for Shakespearean criticism in showing that a
The Theory and Analysis of Drama
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Manfred Pfister
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-10-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed
The Origins of Drama in Scandinavia
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Terry Gunnell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

A fresh look at early dramatic activity in Scandinavia, using archaeological, historical and literary evidence.