Recorded Theatre Performances in Drama Education

Staff Harker LMatthew Hawksworth is Theatre Director in Residence and Teacher of Drama at the Upper School.  In 2018, year 10 pupils viewed a NT Live broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing Macbeth.  Matthew conducted a research project to evaluate the impact and effect of recorded theatre performances on teaching and pupil perceptions of the experience.

“They are learning to cast a critical, analytical eye over all mediums through which they experience performance.  The content is at the heart of their appreciation of a performance, but this new form is allowing them the chance (and also their teachers) to reflect on how we observe theatre and all the possibilities this brings.”

 

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