Performance: A Practical Approach To Drama

This book is intended to be of value to teachers and pupils in primary and secondary schools. ‘Drama’ in education may assume many forms, but of all these the improvising of stories occupies a leading place. To provide the teacher with an imaginative anthology Peter Chilver has adapted and re-told some thirty stories: most of these are folks and legends, the remainder are stories developed by classes in the primary and secondary schools from ‘situations’ taken from newspaper stories. The author stresses that pupils should be encouraged to use, build on, and extend the stories, so that each story is a stimulus from which children proceed to develop their own ideas in their own speech and dialogue.