A2 Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel

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Routledge, Oct 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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A2 Drama and Theatre Studies: The Essential Introduction for Edexcel builds on the skills developed during the AS year to provide clear and informative guidance to Units 3 and 4 of the specification. The textbook provides further information on rehearsing, performing, directing and textual analysis, together with new material on deconstructing a script, devising theatre and preparing for the final examination. Features of the text include:

  • overviews of specification and assessment requirements
  • written and practical exercises
  • a glossary of useful words and terms
  • in-depth analysis of the three key plays - Dr Faustus, Lysistrata and Woyzeck
  • extension exercises to stretch the more able student
  • worked examples to illustrate best practice
  • sources for further study
  • advice on study after A Level.

Written by a chief examiner and a principal moderator, this book and its companion volume for AS Level offer informed and supportive exercises to ensure that students reach their maximum potential in achieving A Level success.

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About the author (2009)

Alan Perks is Chief Examiner for Edexcel's A Level Drama and Theatre Studies specification. Alan regularly works with students and teachers across the key stages on individual projects and long term drama strategies. He also teaches across the age ranges, including the A Level course, part-time in a school in Derbyshire.

Jacqueline Porteous is a Principal Moderator for Edexcel's A Level Drama and Theatre Studies specification, and has over 20 years of teaching experience in the discipline. She currently teaches the A Level course and leads a Performing Arts Faculty.

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