Dramatic Shorts: by Susan Battye
Jump right into Drama with User Friendly Resources’ brand new Dramatic Shorts series! Written and compiled by esteemed playwright Susan Battye, these brand-new resources are designed to inspire intermediate and secondary school students in their Drama education studies.
Written in line with current New Zealand Drama curriculum guidelines, these incredible teaching resources will be welcomed in any Drama or English classroom. With a series of plays spanning from five minutes, through to 25 minutes, there’s a play for every classroom situation. Written with many gender and sexuality-neutral characters, these plays are appropriate for schools and students to jump right into!
Author Susan Battye’s experience as the head of Drama at a prominent Auckland high school has framed her crafting of these exceptional resources, making them the perfect addition to every Drama and English teacher’s educational assets. Each play is preceded by a detailed context page, and pronunciation guide for Te Reo words, giving students of all levels the confidence to rehearse and perform as self-guided learners.
Within a framework for teaching important Drama concepts and themes, the accompanying teacher resources are packed with photocopiable worksheets, tasks and content designed to make you feel confident in teaching and giving feedback to all students. Expand your expectations of a traditional Drama resource, because when it comes to the Dramatic Shorts series the applications are incredibly varied.
Not only are these resources written to co-curricular Speech Communication New Zealand guidelines, but they also apply to relationship and wellbeing studies, and would happily sit within a cultural studies framework. The playbooks are designed to be hand-held during performance and rehearsal, with the intention being for schools to have a full class set to accompany the teacher resource book.