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.
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.
Drama 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:
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.
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!
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