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Keep rehearsals short (30 minutes) and regular. You can have a play ready for performance in ten days if you practise every day. TO THINK ABOUT ● ● ● ● Until the advent of television and digital entertainment, children’s singing games were played quite spontaneously in primary school playgrounds. These traditional singing games told little stories through sung or recited choruses and children took turns to briefly play individual characters. The great dramas of Ancient Greece, medieval Mystery Plays and Mummer Plays all used the same form as the traditional singing game.
Black. An authoritative and energetic introduction to the theatre of Ancient Greece. Opie, I. and Opie, P. (1985) Children's Games in Street and Playground. Oxford: Oxford University Press. A wonderful classic, recording children playing and inventing chasing, catching, exerting, racing, duelling, daring, guessing, acting and pretending games. A. (2003) Pedagogical Theatre: Dramaturgy and Performance Practice for Lower and Middle School Grades. New York: AWSNA. Arthur Pittis teaches in a Rudolf Steiner school and writes with sustained enthusiasm about creating and adapting plays for classes.
This dramatic event was set up by two teachers who were teaching mixed age classes across Years 2, 3 and 4. They used the Santa scenario to stimulate historical thinking on a number of levels and to promote and encourage historical knowledge, skills and understanding. Over time all of the following areas were included: understanding chronology; corroboration and memory; exploratory talk, oral history and writing; facts and opinions; myths and stories – evidence and interpretation; artefacts; reliability, bias and alternative points of view; first- and second-hand sources; questions about what is history; ways of recording history and historical events.