Putting Process Drama into Action

Putting Process Drama into Action : The Dynamics of Practice

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Process Drama in Action provides a clear and accessible analysis of the best practice when using process drama to support teachers in creating creative partnerships with their students. It provides a detailed analysis of roles of actor, director, playwright that the teacher must adopt in order to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver a complete process drama experience. Addressing the dynamic nature of process drama, it links a clear and rigorous explanation of the theory of process drama to practice using detailed examples from the authors' international and cross-cultural practice to demonstrate how an effective process drama operates.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 10.16mm | 272.16g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white illustrations, 21 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
  • 1138858463
  • 9781138858466
  • 650,222

Review quote

In this succinct and brilliant book, Pamela Bowell and Brian Heap map the dispositions and intentions necessary to co-create meaningful dramas with young people. Examining process drama from the minds of the actor, director, playwright and teacher, the authors provide a vital compass to successfully navigate the complex and multi-faceted spiral of creative exchange. Rich with examples of practice and written as a collegial dialogue, it complements their previous book, Planning Process Drama, by helping practitioners manage a drama beyond the planning as it unfolds in action. Offering specific and clear examples, this is an essential text to practitioners' and teachers' libraries. Peter Duffy, Associate Professor and Teaching Fellow at the University of South Carolina, USAshow more

About Pamela Bowell

Pamela Bowell is Visiting Reader in the School of Culture, Education and Innovation at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. She is an international drama in education consultant, workshop leader and speaker. Brian S. Heap is Senior Lecturer at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He is also an international drama in education consultant, workshop leader and speaker.show more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Process Drama: Art Form and Pedagogy 2. The Improvised Nature of the Art Form 3. The Structural Framework and Making Shifts in the Drama 4. The Head of the Actor: Working within the Drama 5. The Head of the Director: The Centrality of Sign 6. The Head of the Playwright: Developing the Narrative, Shaping and Linking Dramatic Episodes 7. The Head of the Teacher: Maintaining the Learning 8. The Imperative of Task 9. Monitoring Emotional Range in Drama 10. The Spiral of Creative Exchange 11. Progression and the Importance of Reflection in Process Drama 12. Process Drama and the Complexities of Co-creativityshow more