Green room: Will the reforms to GCSE and A-level drama benefit students?

The Department for Education announced in February the subject contents for GCSE, AS and A-level drama to be taught from 2016, so in our Summer 2 issue of Teaching Drama, out now, we’re asking our panellists:

 

What is your view? Vote in our poll and comment below. Read the views of our panellists in Summer 2 2014-15, where the issue also includes a ‘Curriculum focus’ column, outlining a basic summary of the guidelines on which exam boards are currently finalising their new specifications.

Green room: Would a bad review put you off taking students to see a show?

In our Summer 1 issue of Teaching Drama, we’re asking our panellists:

 

We have a bonus blog-only exclusive answer for this issue: read the thoughts of Ed Boutler-Comer below. Do you agree or disagree with his view? Vote in our poll and voice your opinion.

Ed Boutler-Comer Green room

Read the views of the rest of our panellists in Summer 1 2014-15.

Green room: Should you ignore stage directions?

In our Spring 2 issue of Teaching Drama (out now!), we’re asking our Green room panellists …

 

We talk to actors and playwrights to get their points of view:

Modern stage directions are too often evidence of a failure of the text sufficiently to direct the actor

It is easy to misread stage directions and think of them as simply a “to-do” list for the design and stage management team

Vote in our poll and voice your opinion. Read the views of our panellists in Spring 2 2014-15.

Green room: Should students be given the opportunity to tackle older roles?

When studying drama, students are encouraged to experiment with a number of different and varied characters. But should this include older, more distinguished roles? Can students benefit from playing characters such as King Lear, Queen Margaret and Uncle Vanya? Can they do them justice in their own unique way? Or are they better avoided.

What’s your opinion?

 

Read the opinions of our panellists, in our latest issue – Spring 1 – available to buy now as a digital copy (www.pocketmags.com) or you can subscribe to future issues at www.teaching-drama.co.uk.

Green room: Are we training too many students?

shutterstock_128331149Drama training at universities and drama schools is a competitive business, with thousands of students auditioning each year for a limited number of spaces. But is there enough work out there for the students who are trained? In our Autumn 2 issue of TD (out now) we’re asking our Green room debaters:

 

Read the opinions of our panellists, in our latest issue – available to buy now as a digital copy (www.pocketmags.com) or you can subscribe to future issues at www.teaching-drama.co.uk.

 

Green room: Does theatre etiquette still exist?

Martin Freeman as Richard III (Credit: Marc Brenner)

Martin Freeman as Richard III (Credit: Marc Brenner)

When TV and film actor Martin Freeman made his debut in Trafalgar Studios’ Richard III in July, they were some reports in the media of  over-enthusiastic young audience members applauding and cheering at inappropriate moments.

In our Autumn 1 issue (out now), we are asking our Green room debaters:

 

Vote and let us know what you think.

Read the opinions of our panellists, including Alasdair Buchan – cast member of Trafalgar Studios’ Richard III, in our NEW issue of Teaching Drama, out now.

Subscribe at www.teaching-drama.co.uk, or to buy a digital copy, visit www.pocketmags.com.

 

Green room: Join the debate

In the latest issue of Teaching Drama magazine, Autumn 2 out this week, we’re asking our expert panel about careers advice for students:

 

Vote and let us know what you think! Comment below if you have particularly strong views on the topic.

Read the opinions of our panelists in our NEW issue of Teaching Drama, out now!

Head to www.teaching-drama.co.uk to subscribe.
For a digital copy visit www.pocketmags.com.

Green room: Join the debate

Teaching Drama autumn 1 is out next week! In Green room, we’re looking at Received Pronunciation and asking:

 

Do you think RP is important or redundant? Vote and let us know what you think!

Read the opinions of our panelists in our NEW issue of Teaching Drama, out next week!

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For a digital copy visit www.pocketmags.com.

GREEN ROOM: JOIN THE DEBATE

The newest issue of Teaching Drama is available on Wednesday 22 August! (Visit our website to get yourself a copy).

We have a backstage focus for our Autumn 1 issue, so we’re asking:

What do you think? It’s time for you to have your say!

Vote and let us know what you think …

Read the opinions of our panellists in our NEW issue of Teaching Drama, out 22 August.

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For a digital copy visit www.pocketmags.com and search ‘Teaching Drama’.

GREEN ROOM: JOIN THE DEBATE

The newest issue of Teaching Drama is available TOMORROW! (Visit our website to get yourself a copy).

This issue we’re looking at the rising prices of West End tickets – so we’re asking you …

What do you think? It’s time for you to have your say!

Vote and let us know what you think …

Read the opinions of our panellists in our NEW issue of Teaching Drama, out Thursday 17 May!
Head to www.teaching-drama.co.uk to subscribe
For a digital copy visit www.pocketmags.com and search ‘Teaching Drama’