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LESLEY CHRISTEN taught high school drama for over 40 years in Australia, Britain and Singapore. She has a Bachelor of  Educational Studies (Newcastle University); a Dip. Ed.—majoring in Drama—(Melbourne University), an M.A. Theatre & Film Studies (UNSW) and completed courses in Drama/Documentary Script Writing and Video Production at the AFTRS. She has facilitated many workshops both in Australia and internationally and has been an HSC marker. Her previous book was Drama Skills for Life: A handbook for teachers.

Teaching Drama
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Teaching Drama

Skills, games and playbuilding

Lesley Christen

Teaching Drama: Skills, Games and Playbuilding is an invaluable asset to any drama learning environment. Its practical, fun approach builds a comprehensive set of skills for the student and teacher alike. Experienced teachers will appreciate the detailed series of exercises and techniques, while those new to the classroom will find it a one-stop shop for successful lesson planning. 

Topics covered include improvisation, performance genres, dramatic structure, circus skills, mime and mask, InterPlay, political theatre, group work and solo performance.

Each chapter contains basic skills, warm-ups, creative tools, playbuilding activities, extension exercises and topics for reflection.

Practical, hardworking and adaptable, Teaching Drama: Skills, Games and Playbuilding is the drama teacher’s new go-to resource.

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-178-0 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB