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

FEATURES 14 National Student Drama Festival Freddie Machin finds out more about a showcase opportunity for student performers 15 Jane Eyre How Blackeyed Theatre’s touring production can enrich students’ learning 16 Directing intimacy Intimacy coordinator Vanessa Coffey imparts some invaluable advice for directing intimate scenes 17 A whole-school WW1 project Alex Thomas, director of Drama at Magdalen College School on a Drama project that brought departments together 18 Inspiring Future Theatre An initiative that’s preserving and populating the theatre for future generations 26 Music & Drama Education Expo | London – the programme A full programme announcement for ExpoƒLondon 2020 29 On Course A focus on course offerings at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Cover image: The Tempest at The Orange Tree © ROBERT DAY

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 19 Henry V The Orange Tree’s reimagining of the classic Shakespearean history for KS1 and 2 20 In Conversation with Neal Foster The founder of Birmingham Stage Company on how to capture children’s imaginations

PERFORMING ARTS 21 Pearson BTEC Tech Award Senior standards verifier, Heidi McEntee introduces the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts 22 A trip to see Six How to get the most out of Performing Arts trips with your students

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 24 Theatrecraft Reporting from the backstage careers convention for young people

GOING SOLO 28 LAMDA Shakespeare exams The qualification that’s introducing a new generation to the Bard

LESSON PLANS AND TEACHING STRATEGIES 30 Practitioner Focus Graeae 31 Drama Strategy Drama for thinking 33 One-off Workshop Melting objects 48 Schemes summaries Full schemes of work available online

KS2 From Winter to Spring: A look at The Selfish Giant through drama KS3 The Night Bus by Anthony Horowitz KS3 Exploring Shakespeare’s plays and language using three of his major tragedies KS4 BTEC Level 1/2, Component 3

ƒTheƒRaft of Hope KS5 Verbatim Theatre KS5 The directorial vision thing

PLAYS 34 Play for Performance Game Over 35 Play for Study Things I know to be true 37 Play Text Reviews Triptych: Three Plays for Young People; Borders; Made in India; Every One 38 Five Great Plays… …inspired by Shakespeare

REVIEWS 39 Books The Arts in Primary Education; A Beginner’s Guide to Devising Theatre 40 Performance Mission…Save the World! 40 Resource A Theatre Workout scheme of work 41 Conference National Drama’s 30th birthday conference 41 Conference Creative Careers at the National Theatre

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 42 Performances 44 Workshops

Spring Term 1 2019/20 Drama & Theatre 3

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