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Nelson Drama for Secondary Students

By | Copyright Year:2009 | ISBN-13: 9780170178303

Published:24/02/2009
Nelson Drama for Secondary Students is a complete guide to acting for all Year 9
and 10 students of Drama in Australia. The vibrant and lively text will demonstrate
to students how they can excel, while revealing how rewarding and fun Drama is to
study. It takes students through important skill of building, performing and evaluation
and looks at the process for developing playbuilding from stimulus and various forms
of acting skills and styles. It introduces students to analysis techniques in approaching
a script or improvised performance and covers the rehearsal process from various view
points – that of an actor, a director, and an individual.

It covers all key theatre production skills and offers practical examples, like how to
combine these production skills to a finished, final performance. The text also analyses the need for evaluation of performance and the skills required to evaluate successfully.
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CONTENTS

Introduction
Acknowledgements
About the Author

1. Devising Drama
Introduction to acting skills
Different approaches
Approaching stimulus
Group ideas/research
Developing themes and plots
Developing characters
Structuring Drama

2. Acting Skills
Masks
Dance and movement
Stage fighting
Gesture and facial expressions
Voice
Characterisation

3. Performance skills
Use of space
Blocking
Forms and structures
Relationships
Status
Sustaining the role
Experimenting

4. Production skills
Directing
The rehearsal process
Negotiating
Writing scripts
Theatre arts
Technical and dress rehearsals
The performance

5. International theatre
Historical theatre
Australian theatre
World theatre
Ritual and religious theatre

6. Evaluating Drama
Oral evaluation
Evaluation of self and others
Essay writing and logbooks
Referencing
Examinations

Body of knowledge
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Roy, educated at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, has extensive experience in Drama and Theatre education as a department head; advisor to government, theatre and media organisations; curriculum developer; director of international education events, workshops and conferences; theatrical and musician performer, designer and director He has been part of examination teams for the SQA and NSW Board of Studies, and has worked with the International Baccalaureate. He is the author of six previous texts, and was nominated for the 2006 Saltire/TES Scottish Education Publication of the Year. He is currently Lecturer/Tutor of Drama and Education at the University of Newcastle and Head of Department of Drama at Newington College, Sydney.

FEATURES

A full-colour textbook with rich, visual stimulus for students

Many photographic examples of student work

Comprehensive and engaging, of value to all Drama courses

A wealth of practical examples and exercises

Outcomes grids for all state elective drama course

Full of practical activities

Curriculum requirements show how the text fulfils syllabus requirements

Written in a clear language to demystify English jargon

Written by an experienced, practising teacher.

$51.77