5 online resources for Drama tutors

March 17th, 2010 by Emily

Drama and Theatre Studies are now well-respected subjects and tend to prove popular with students of all ages. The subjects are not just for budding actors: they focus on all aspects of dramatic arts, from playwriting and textual analysis to lighting and sound technician skills. Here is our pick of the best online resources for tutors of Drama and Theatre Studies to use with their students.

1. Andrew Moore's Teaching Resources Site features tutorials on various set texts for GCSE Drama and A-Level Theatre Studies which tutors can listen to with their students.

http://www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/contents.htm#gcsedrama

2. The British Theatre Guide is an invaluable resource for Drama students of all ages and levels, with links to plays currently in production and articles on and links to actors and directors of note.

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/

3. Performing Zone is a lively resource for GCSE Drama students with lots of useful links to various playwrights, styles of theatre and a glossary of terms. A site that is really worth visiting.

http://performingzone.starlightstudiographics.co.uk/GCSEdrama.php

4. The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency oversees qualifications in UK schools and colleges. Their performance descriptions and subject criteria are essential reading for A-level Drama tutors needing to understand what is required of their students.

http://www.qcda.gov.uk/5409.aspx

5. Teachit.co.uk has a good selection of downloadable games that Drama tutors can play with their students to help develop their skills. The games cover everything from facial expressions to body language and Drama terminology. The site also has a section entitled 'Drama Essentials' with further, helpful, resources.

http://www.teachit.co.uk/index.asp?CurrMenu=26&T=402#402

and

http://www.teachit.co.uk/index.asp?CurrMenu=26&T=427#427

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