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5 Editorial 6 News 10 Views Secret Teacher | Opinion: Emma Love 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 15 You reap what you sow Josie Clark shares her rewarding experience of mentoring early-career drama teachers 16 A choice selection A round-up of Drama subject associations to help you decide which is best for you 19 MOATFEST: Triumphantly afloat Director of Drama Chris Whyld reveals how he staged an online theatre festival in the depths of lockdown 22 Holding a mirror up to nature Jonathan Munby, new Director of Performance at RWCMD discusses his plans for diversity and innovation 25 Drama study guides: To buy or not to buy? Answering your questions on whether drama textbooks are worth investing in 37 On course A focus on course offerings at ArtsEd

Cover image: Lina Lamont’s duelling cavalier costume in Singin’ in the Rain Jr. performed by Harlequin Theatre Company at the Palace Theatre, Redditch © HARLEQUIN THEATRE COMPANY

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 30 No room at the inn? The Publishing Director of The School Musical Company offers his advice on how you can stage a socially distanced, Covidsecure nativity this year

PERFORMING ARTS 28 Directing future stars Headteacher Martin Hall outlines the benefits of the IB on offer to his students

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 32 Behind the seams Find out how you can involve students in costume design with Harlequins Costumes

GOING SOLO 36 London College of Music exams David Henson introduces the LCM Acting exams, not just for aspiring actors

LESSON PLANS AND STRATEGIES 38 Drama Strategy Given Circumstances 39 Practitioner Focus The Paper Birds, Part 2: 5 Key Ingredients 41 One-off Workshop A spooky lesson idea using iPads with KS3/4 58 Drama Game The Adverb Game

56 Schemes of Work summaries Full schemes available online: KS2 Have a nice day! KS3 Themes of World War II KS3 Puppet Theatre KS4 The plays of John Godber KS4 Big changes, little changes KS5 East End Tales by Fin Kennedy

PLAYS 42 Play for Performance Into the Woods Jr. 43 Plays for Study Two Faces 44 Play Text Reviews Bright. Young. Things.; Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency; National Theatre Connections 2020: Plays 46 Five great plays… …for younger audiences

REVIEWS 48 Books Edexcel GCSE Designing Drama (Costume, Lighting, Set & Sound Design) Ira Aldridge: Famous Speeches 50 Performance (online): Iphegenia in Splott; Table Top Macbeth 51 Performance and resource: Blackeyed Theatre: Teechers

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 53 Performances 54 Workshops

Autumn Term 2 2020/21 Drama & Theatre 3

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