Free Drama Teaching Resources
This section of the website will be devoted to providing some very practical resources for drama teachers. I will be adding to it as time allows in the future. If anyone would like to contribute to this section please contact me. I promise to give full acknowledgement to all those who make a contribution.
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Free Drama Resources Downloads
The following links are to downloadable pdf files. Click on the title to open the files for download.
The complete guidelines to organising a Charades session.
DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOW MESSAGES
Double Glazed Window is a mime exercise that involves players trying to communicate a
message to someone through a double glazed window. This is a collection of messages
suitable for use with this exercise.
HELP MESSAGES SIMPLIFIED
Help! is a warm-up exercise designed to help students express themselves more
physically and vocally. It is also a vocal projection exercise. This is a collection of
messages suitable for use with this exercise.
Dramatic tensions are the engine of any successful drama. Students need to know and
understand how to utilise the various tensions that exist within a scene. This handout
outlines the basic dramatic tensions.
Neutral scenes allow students to explore the same piece of text with different
motivations, moods, characters, situations, relationships.
Tongue Twisters are great exercises to develop good articulation and ensure clarity in
These are insults selected from a variety of Shakespeare plays. They should be used with
senior students as warm-up exercise before work on script.
A collection of different roles that can be cut out of the downloaded sheet and
handed to students as stimulus for scene play.
A selection of introductory lines for scenes. The sheet can be downloaded and the scene
starters cut into strips to be handed to students as stimulus for scenes.
STORY STARTERS AND TOPICS
A selection of introductory lines to improvised stories. They can be downloaded, cut
into strips and handed to students as stimulus for story telling.
GREAT QUOTES FOR THE DRAMA CLASSROOM
A selection of inspirational quotes to help shape the thinking of students and establish a great working environment.
GROUP WORK SKILLS (COOPERATE)
Using the acronym COOPERATE here is a list of essential skills for successful group work in drama.
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