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Truth in Play: Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances

Truth in Play: Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Debbie Nyman, Jill Lloyd-Jones, and David S. Craig
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 208
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 177091272X
ISBN-13: 9781770912724

About the Book:

Truth in Play: Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances is geared towards drama/theatre secondary, post secondary teachers and teachers in training, and can also be used by students.

Truth in Play by Debbie Nyman, Jill Lloyd-Jones, and David S. Craig features a curated collection of short scenes from Canadian plays, complete with teaching strategies and learning activities for each.

Truth in Play is specially written to engage students with three thematic sections:
  • Truth in Heart,
  • Truth in Adversity and
  • Truth in Justice

The scenes included in this book will help students step inside the text and empathize with the characters to further their understanding of motivations and feelings. As a vehicle for deepening comprehension and exploring relevant themes and issues, Truth in Play creates a shared experience to build meaningful relationships and to allow students to connect authentically with their characters in performance.

About the Author:

Jill Lloyd-Jones has been a drama teacher and instructional leader for many years at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). She has worked collaboratively with all levels of educators to support innovation in the teaching of drama, theatre and movement. Her major interest is in exploring areas of social justice through drama and theatre, as she believes in the power of drama and theatre to help students enhance their understanding of themselves and others, and to connect more authentically with their characters in performance. She has provided ongoing support for teaching and learning not only for students and teachers through the delivery of workshops, but through the writing of curriculum and resource documents. Having relocated to the UK, she is working as a freelance consultant.

Debbie Nyman is a drama teacher and consultant for the Toronto District School Board. She has been involved in the development of many curriculum documents at the board and provincial level. She is also an instructor of the Dramatic Arts Additional Qualifications Program at OISE/UT., Toronto. Debbie has provided experienced and novice teachers with strategies to enrich their classroom practices, and has shared her extensive drama experience through hundreds of practical workshops for educators and adolescents.

David S. Craig is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of Roseneath Theatre and a playwright with twenty-nine professionally produced dramatic works including the award winning Danny, King of the Basement. He is a passionate educator who helps learners understand the emotions and ideas behind the dialogue which draws an audience into an imaginative journey.

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