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5 Editorial 6 News 11 Views 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 14 Youthquake We find out about a theatre project inspired by youth politics 16 Success stories Why Drama can be valuable for careers outside the theatre 17 A Life in Writing: In Conversation with Willy Russell The award-winning playwright talks education and starting out 19 Future talent Dan Clay discovers what the Almeida Young Company can offer London-based actors 20 Career tips for students Director of Theatre Workout, Adam Milford imparts some helpful guidance for budding thespians 26 Music & Drama Education Awards: Young Theatre Critic of the Year Co-chair of the judging panel Sarah Lambie speaks to seasoned theatre critic, Lynn Gardner 30 On Course A focus on course offerings at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Cover image: (This Isn’t) A True Story © ALI WRIGHT


DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 21 ABC of Opera Meet the new operatic education initiative that’s helping to build young children’s confidence 22 Oi Frog and Friends! An interactive show that will encourage a love of theatre from a young age

PERFORMING ARTS 24 High School Editions When it comes to amended versions, the question must be asked: are certain cuts detrimental to productions?

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 25 Behind the magic A closer look at the Watermill Theatre’s year long apprenticeship scheme for theatre technicians

GOING SOLO 29 Trinity College London Head of production development Julia Martin outlines the latest changes to Trinity’s Drama and Speech syllabuses

LESSON PLANS AND TEACHING STRATEGIES 32 Practitioner focus Forced Entertainment 33 Teaching strategy Talking Objects 35 One-Off Workshop Second Chances by David Porter – a workshop for KS4 52 Schemes summaries Full schemes of work available online

KS2 Tony Bradman’s Anglo-Saxon Boy: Using the book to bring 1066 to life through Drama KS3 Year 9 Drama: The biggest challenge of all KS3 Horrible Histories KS4 Jealousy KS5 Practically exploring play texts: The Crucible by Arthur Miller KS5, BTEC unit 25 Site-specific performance 54 Drama Games and Strategies Desert Island

PLAYS 36 Play for Performance Emilia 37 Play for Study The Caucasian Chalk Circle 38 Play Text Reviews The Trials of Oscar Wilde; ear for eye; Here We Go; Murder, Margaret and Me 41 Five Great Plays… ...for diverse casts

REVIEWS 43 Books The Actor and His Body; The Improviser’s Way 44 Performance Dr Faustus 44 Performance DVD Antigone 45 Learning Resource Splendid Mind-maps 45 Workshop Introduction to Drama in the Primary Curriculum

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 46 Performances 48 Workshops

Autumn Term 2 2019/20 Drama & Theatre 3

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