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5 Editorial 6 News 11 Views Geoff Readman and Monique Touko 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 14 Shakespeare and Race Researcher Lydia Valentine on bringing Shakespeare into today’s diverse classroom 15 Boury Academy Now with a new London studio space, we visit the academy supporting young local creatives 16 My Neighbour Totoro The RSC’s new stage adaptation is exposing young audiences to much-needed East Asian representation in this issue’s cover feature 18 Extant Theatre Company The editor meets members of an inclusive theatre company for the blind and visually impaired

PERFORMING ARTS 21 BBO Dance New patron Cynthia Harvey discusses the value of dance and how you can introduce it in your curriculum

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 22 London Film School The top film school explains why it saw the need for a Film & Media Saturday Club

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 24 Den of Enquiry Miranda Duffy on using drama education to kickstart discussions on democracy with children

25 Primary Drama Curriculum The third instalment in our primary curriculum series

GOING SOLO 26 Fourth Monkey Participation coordinator Darcy Willison unpacks the school’s acting and creative theatremaking initiative

ON COURSE 27 East 15 The school outlines its wide range of offerings for prospective students

MDE EXPO 31 Meet the speaker Sarah Lambie meets Music and Drama Education Expo speaker, playwright and screenwriter Alecky Blythe

LESSON PLANS AND STRATEGIES 29 Practitioner focus Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham 30 One-off workshop The Car 48 Schemes of Work summaries Full schemes available online: KS2 | Mime as if you mean it KS3| Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Exploring page to stage KS3/4 | Looking at childhood KS4 | The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol KS5 | Naturalistic approaches to text at KS5 50 Drama strategy Page to stage


PLAYS 33 Play for performance The Wardrobe by Sam Holcroft 34 Play for study I Love You Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die by Mark Wheeller 35 Play text reviews The P Word; Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads; Six: Teen Edition; Monologues for ‘others’ 38 Five great plays… …about finding and using your own magic and special powers

REVIEWS 39 Books Modern Junior Monologues Teaching Shakespeare in Primary Schools 40 Performance Hamlet, Bristol Old Vic 40 Conference The Crucible student conference, reviewed by a student 41 Web resource Wicked education resource 41 Web resource Originals

UK LISTINGS 44 Performances 45 Workshops and courses

Cover image: A shot from My Neighbour Totoro, The Barbican, 2022 Credit: Courtesy RSC

Spring Term 1 2022/23 Drama & Theatre 3

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