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|In this book Mark Wheeller reflects on his ongoing career as a secondary school drama teacher after 30 years in the profession. The book is interspersed with some fascinating biographical detail which will make this an interesting read and a useful resource for both those already familiar with Mark Wheeller's output, and those discovering his work for the first time. Drama Schemes also features a section in which Mark discusses the crucial role of the much-maligned school production. Throught this chapter he shows how he developed many of his plays, which have become staple parts of the curriculum, both in the UK and overseas. Two of the schemes also focus on his use of drama across the curriculum, including his growing admiration for the Mantel of the Expert system of learning.|
|Publisher||Music Sales Ltd|
|Date of Publication||31/08/2010|
|Subject||Education & Teaching|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Imprint||Rhinegold Publishing Ltd|
|Table Of Contents||Foreword Preface The Schemes: Year 7 Wacky Soap Year 8 Playwriting Year 9 Warden X Year 10 The Dome Year 11 Missing Dan Nolan Cross-curricular work - Cultures (KS3) Mantle of the Expert: horror house Epilogue: the school production|
|Author Biography||Mark Wheeller is one of the UK's leading playwrights, with a portfolio of award-winning works. Too Much Punch for Judy is recognised as one of the most performed contemporary plays in the world having been performed over 5000 times in its short life (1988). It was, for a few years, the most performed play in New Zealand. Some of his plays, including Hard To Swallow, have become popular GCSE texts and he has been commissioned by companies such as The Birmingham Rep, for whom he wrote Kill Jill. Graham; World's Fastest Blind Runner, which tells the true life story of one of Mark's best friends, which also won Best Youth Play in different national One-Act Play competitions two years in a row. His plays are regularly professionally toured in schools across the UK and are also available on a number of DVDs. His most recent play about human trafficking, entitled Stop the Traffik, was premiered in March 2010. He is currently part-time Executive Director of Arts at the new Oasis Academy Lord's Hill in Southampton and has nearly 30 years teaching experience. Mark also works as an educational consultant and offers freelance workshops to schools both here and abroad.|