Making the Case for Drama

Written by John Somers on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 04:59PM
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Government has signalled that certain subjects are essential and others out or optional. Drama is not seen as a universal necessity. My local comprehensive, for example, excludes Drama in Years 7 and 8. I have created a 121 slide presentation which can be used to support the case of Drama's curriculum inclusion. Please adapt an use it as you wish and contact me if necessary to discuss things.

Download Making the case for drama.ppt here.

About the author

John Somers, Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter.
School of Arts Languages and Literatures, Department of Drama, Thornlea, New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4LA

John Somers works extensively in Britain and internationally and is the 2003 recipient of the American Alliance of Theatre and Education Special Recognition Award. He founded and directed the Exeter University MA Applied Drama and was founder/Artistic Director of Exstream Theatre Company. He makes Interactive Theatre (his production On the Edge won major national awards) and Community Theatre in non-theatre spaces.

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