Drama websites

BBC Schools has revision activities for GCSE level drama: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/

BBC website for drama: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zcfb87h

The VOKI website has lesson plan ideas for drama in the classroom: http://www.voki.com/lesson_plans.php

The BBC Learning Zone has clips on drama at secondary level: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/topics/secondary.shtml#drama

Useful link with examples: http://technology4kids.pbworks.com/w/page/32749978/Drama

Useful website for drama with well-made handouts and lesson plans: http://www.teachit.co.uk/?CurrMenu=searchresults&keyword=drama

Irish school curriculum including stuff on literature, drama, history, etc: http://www.scoilnet.ie/

This website has, among many other clips, some that can be used for drama purposes, e.g. "If cats could talk", where learners write a script for a conversation between cats: http://lessonstream.org/main-activity/drama/

Spark Notes provides summaries and notes on studying drama: http://www.sparknotes.com/drama/

Youtube materials

Wonderful and funny demonstration of how to place the stress in the speech "To be or not to be": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEs8rK5Cqt8

Here is a dance and movement sequence you could get your learners to do called "Double dream feet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1tr0PIx20 and here is one called "Double dream hands": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm7yAWpX1Mc

How to say "Would that it were so simple": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGpsXuMvApo

This is a wonderful video on how to deliver lines from Shakespeare in iambic pentameter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qv-sjQHgZ8&feature=youtu.be

If you come across any other useful websites that you think could be added here, just email me at grahamworkman@aol.com

Recommended plays for use with learners:

"Shakers" by John Godber and Jane Thornton

"Bouncers" by John Godber

"The Woman Who Cooked her Husband" by Debbie Issit

"Mal de Mere" by Michelene Wandor

"Daisy Pulls it Off" by Denise Deegan

"Too Much Punch for Judy" by Mark Wheeller

"Accidental Death of an Anarchist" by Dario Fo

"Mother Figure" by Alan Ayckbourn

"Confusions" by Alan Ayckbourn

"Our Country’s Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker

"Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill

"Educating Rita" by Willy Russell

"Blood Brothers" by Willy Russell