Authors: Jacqueline Hood, Jane Luton and Marty Watson with Susan Battye and Anton Bentley
The Level 3 Drama Study Guide covers all nine NCEA Level 3 Drama Achievement Standards. This text guides students through their internal assessments with practical advice covering the key areas of Drama Creation, Drama Performance and Drama Study.
It is a ‘go to’ guide for any questions you might have while developing your knowledge and practice as a Drama student.
Students are given the opportunity to:
• gain understanding of concepts and ideas, with practical examples provided
• learn about drama techniques, elements, conventions and technologies and understand how these are used in performance
• complete activities specific to the concepts and ideas that are dealt with in the text
• use given resources to stimulate ideas in their own work
• view photos to help illustrate ideas
• see examples from New Zealand theatre
• be introduced to a wide range of theatre practice and the work of practitioners
• challenge themselves through the activities provided
• develop critical thinking skills
• get advice and ideas to help them prepare for the external examinations.
An index gives easy access to important Drama terms and definitions highlighted in the text.
This comprehensive Study Guide has been written by Drama Practitioners who have all been teachers and are highly experienced Drama Educators / Directors / Performers and Writers.
This Study Guide can be used in the classroom or for home study to help with internals and prepare for the end-of-year examinations
Susan Battye contributed a section on Maori theatre practitioner, Jim Moriarty’s work. Susan worked closely with Jim on his theatre-marae in schools projects. She also contributed a section on the Mantle of the Expert regarding the work of renowned drama educator Dorothy Heathcote with whom Susan studied at Newcastle University in England 1978-1979. Susan wrote the chapter related to AS 91519 (Drama 3.8) Script a drama suitable for live performance.