‘In drama, we are the creators. Like in a
skeleton, the bones of drama only work together. The
human context—the situation, the people and their relationships—are
the flesh. The body is given shape and animated by the way we
focus those basic elements, and how we
place them in
time. We breathe life into the body
story and the
tension we create, and we give it
movement to express itself, clothing the drama with its
In 1987, Brad Haseman and John O’Toole
Dramawise, a dynamic guide
to drama education. This book stands as a definitive text for teachers,
students and drama practitioners, shaping many classroom programs and curricula
at a state, national and international level.
Dramawise Reimagined is the successor. It reaches beyond the
original concepts, offering newly challenging drama activities that reflect
complex questions in today’s society.
The result is a complete coursebook for students
and teachers of secondary-school drama, featuring activities that thoroughly
detail each element of drama. This is done using process dramas and plays from the
wider world. Practical drama activities are supported with in-depth discussion
of each of the elements of dramatic form, as well as traditional and
contemporary dramatic meanings and approaches to play-making contextualised by
the elements of theatre.
See the Dramawise Reimagined official website with blog, workshop information, competitions and more.
Read more about Dramawise Reimagined, and see a page sample here.