Making Theatre.  The Frazzled Drama Teacher’s Guide to Devising 
By Joss Bennathan
Nick Hern Books
£14.99 paperback 
Whether you teach devising in a whole class situation or small groups for speech and drama examinations, this handbook by a drama-in-education advisor will prove very useful.   Using his experience of running courses for drama teachers, Bennathan covers preparation of lessons and the process of preparing students for devised work, and deas for giving structure to the work including generating ideas and rehearsing.
On a practical level there are suggestions for lesson content with plenty of practical advice.  The format is clear and easy to follow with some helpful student resource sheets and extra downloadable content.
This guide is a very useful addition  to a Drama Teacher’s library.
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