Posted by John Naples-Campbell on 10th October 2007
It’s always interesting to see how staff perceive a subject in a school, many think drama is a mikey mouse subject, which I’ve touched upon in other posts. Here’s where I stand about the whole issue… Peter Brook said…
I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.
So imagine that the empty space is our classroom, someone else watching him is our student and bingo theatre has been created. We spontaneously improvise every lesson; we entertain to keep the students interested. A teacher is an actor, and one of the best around! Bit of a pointless post but felt the need to share my view on how drama connects with everyone