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5 Editorial 6 News 11 Views Secret Teacher | Silent Faces 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 14 Lights, camera, activism Learn about Theatre Peckham’s Young, Gifted & Black season from the associate director 16 iNTernet Connections Discover how the National Theatre’s annual commissions for young people have survived 2020 18 ‘Be bloody, bold, and resolute’ Big Telly Theatre Company brought Macbeth live to Zoom over lockdown. Meet the artistic director 26 Music & Drama Education Awards Hear from one of the judges on the 2021 panel: Gill Foster 29 On course A closer look at what’s on offer at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Cover image: Salt by Dawn King performed by Dimensions Performance Academy © RICHARD HUBERT SMITH

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 20 To be or not to be? A report from the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival’s 2020 online adaptation

PERFORMING ARTS 22 Course screening New Higher Education acting courses get underway from September 2021. Paul Bateson reveals all

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 24 Staying linked in What about theatre apprentices? We learn what support is on offer during the pandemic

GOING SOLO 28 Stagecoach Performing Arts Alison Bullman offers personal experience on launching a franchise

LESSON PLANS AND STRATEGIES 30 Practitioner focus Sleeping Trees 31 Drama strategy Active storytelling 33 One-off Workshop The People Upstairs – for KS3/4 50 Drama Game Ten Second Objects






48 Schemes of Work summaries Full schemes available online: KS2 The Iron Man by Ted Hughes KS3 Foley artist radio broadcasting KS3/4 FOMO and other anxieties KS4 Looking at narration KS5 Ways into Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist

PLAYS 34 Play for Performance The Gut Girls 35 Play for Study The Maids 36 Play Text Reviews Humane; Noughts & Crosses; Hidden; Cape 38 Five great plays… …by contemporary American playwrights

REVIEWS 39 Books Shakespeare: A Playgoer’s and Reader’s Guide Drama Menu at a Distance: 80 Socially Distanced or Online Theatre Games 40 Performance and workshop (live): UBU 41 Workshop (online): PB Digital 42 Resources: Mark Mate; Cambridge University Press Shakespeare Online 43 Performance (online): The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 44 Performances 45 Workshops

Spring Term 1 2020/21 Drama & Theatre 3

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