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role of education in drama

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  • Submitted: 11/08/2008
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USING RELEVANT REREARCH, AS WELL AS PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES, DISCUSS AND ANALYSE WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND BY THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAMA AS A TOOL FOR LEARNING.

Drama has played a significant role within educational institutions for some time and, consequently, is by no means a new subject. Elizabethan grammar-school education involved a great deal of acting and, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, several schools in England used Drama. At the turn of the century, John Allen cites that a Board of Education Report for 1898:

Speaks approvingly of the beneficial effect of practical Drama on 'vitalising

language and quickening the perceptive and expressive faculties of boyhood.'1

However, Drama was not recognised as a subject in its own right and tended to be focused upon the staging of plays. Despite this there does seem to have been one man who appreciated the importance of educational Drama both as a subject, and as a tool for learning in the teaching of English. In his book The play way (1914) a schoolteacher named Cauldwell Cook described how he taught Shakespeare to pupils by actually acting out the scenes in a small studio, as opposed to reading through the

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