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5 Editorial 6 News 11 Views Becky Downing and Emily Wheatman 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 14 Book adaptations How can stage adaptations of novels help engage students in interdisciplinary learning? 17 Wise Children Mentorship Scheme Emma Rice and the Wise Children team lend a helping hand to emerging theatre companies 18 Dance apprentices at Sadler’s Wells Nick Smurthwaite investigates the company’s innovative scheme to seek out talent from underrepresented backgrounds 20 Frozen Junior edition Disney’s hit musical is heading into schools and youth groups, our editor discovers

PERFORMING ARTS 24 Writing for live performance A Q&A with screenwriters Maddie Rice and Tom Machell

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 25 ACS International School Hillingdon The school outlines its new Expressive Arts course and partnership with Pinewood Studios

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 27 Supporting post-pandemic mental health in children How Polka Theatre, Half Moon Theatre and Tangled Feet are helping primary students cope with lockdown-related anxieties


28 The Drama Curriculum, part 4 Education expert Patrice Baldwin suggests how we can integrate drama practice into our teaching of other subjects across the curriculum

GOING SOLO 29 Bristol School of Acting Founder Stuart Wood explains why the new drama school’s focus is on acting for screen

ON COURSE 31 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Central shares its training courses for actors, creators and theatre practitioners

MDE EXPO 36 Lit in Colour Sarah Lambie outlines the results of the Lit in Colour research project, with outcomes to be shared in sessions at the MDE Expo this month

LESSON PLANS AND STRATEGIES 32 Practitioner focus New Adventures

35 One-off workshop You’re Fired by Karen Hart

58 Drama strategy Groovy image factory

PLAYS 39 Play for performance Wonderland by Kate Belcher 40 Play for study The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster 41 Play text reviews Pick N Mix, Spongebob the Musical, The Sleeping Sword and Elephant 44 Five great plays… …for diversifying your curriculum

REVIEWS 45 Books Teaching Playwriting: Creativity in Practice Drama games for classrooms and workshops 47 Student review An Inspector Calls 47 Workshop Storytelling in Drama CPD, Half Moon Theatre 48 Resource Applied Theatre podcast 48 Performance Hex, National Theatre

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 50 Performances 51 Workshops and courses

56 Schemes of Work summaries Full schemes available online: KS2 | The Highwayman (poem) KS3 | Canterbury Tales KS3/4 | The DNA Test: Building Your Own Soap Opera KS4 | Of Mice and Men KS5 | Metamorphosis by Berkoff

Cover image: Millie Hikasa (Lettie), Keir Ogilvy (Boy) in The Ocean at the End of the Lane Credit: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Spring Term 2 2022/23 Drama & Theatre 3

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