These resources have been commissioned, created and curated by Creative Content Producer Fiona Lindsay and Editorial Director (Higher Education) Talia Rodgers to support the teaching of English, Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Performing Arts subjects from secondary to higher education. We provide resources which bridge the gap between school and university. Many of the resources below can be used across all levels from the UK to the US and beyond.
USING DT+ IN SCHOOLS
NEW: Virtual Classroom Toolkits
Helping you to make the most of the platform's resources, our ever-evolving toolkits will give you tips for using the content on Digital Theatre+, guiding you through lesson planning and picking the best resources for remote learning.
Our subscription resources and tools help to guide you through the platform, showing you exactly what resources you can use for teaching particular topics, subjects, curricula or standards.
These bespoke kickstarter toolkits include curriculum-mapped lessons that explore narrative, characters and key themes, pop quizzes to test your students' knowledge, and extension questions for classroom discussion or homework.
Digital Theatre+ Biographies provide an at a glance view of the lives of some of the most important practitioners who have impacted the development of theatre throughout history.
Digital Theatre+ Essays are written by leading practitioners and academics who share their research, knowledge and insight on a range of topics and also offer students further reading suggestions.
The 'A Guide To...' series provides specific teaching information, including detailed examples of how to apply particular teaching tools in the classroom, and how to use our resources alongside your teaching requirements.
Digital Theatre+ Playlists are bespoke resources designed for teachers to use as a springboard for subjects such as Physical Theatre and Design. Created by experts in the field, these playlists aim to inspire, support and enhance the teaching of theatre and performance by revealing how to make the most of DT+ resources in the classroom.
Digital Theatre+ Practical Workshop Guides encourage students to approach material using the practical, investigative and interpretive methods of an actor, director or voice coach. This applied approach creates a deep and thorough understanding of a play as a blueprint for performance.
Digital Theatre+ Fast Pass Revision Guides direct students to various forms of content such as productions, interviews, essays and documentaries. Covering texts from the Renaissance to 20th-century drama, the simple structure of these guides allows students to quickly access a range of resources available for their subject.
DT+ Teacher Kits
Digital Theatre+ Teacher Kits are bespoke resources designed by teachers for teachers. Tailored to each exam board, these toolkits allow immediate access to content available on DT+ for GCSE and A level set texts, and cover assessment tasks and focus areas for the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Theatre.
Digital Theatre+ Workshops give you a practical reference point to create and inspire your own engaging and dynamic lessons on key topics, themes and texts.
USING DT+ IN HIGHER EDUCATION
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF DT+
CASE STUDIES & PLAYLISTS
DT+ SERIES AND COLLECTIONS
The 4x45 series is a multimedia collection of ‘volumes’, made up of 4 long-form (45-minute) video films of lectures and interviews. Each volume addresses a key and/or emergent topic in theatre and performance studies, and is accompanied by short-form (20,000-word) books published by Routledge.
An exclusive series of topical and provocative essays by renowned critic and writer Lyn Gardner, covering everything from forms of performance and key practitioners to critical issues for the future of live theatre.
A series of interviews and in-depth discussions with some of the most high-profile contemporary practitioners of experimental performance, from Matt Adams to Lois Weaver – in many cases interviewed by scholars who have followed the work from its inception.
DT+ Fundamentals brings world-class writers and scholars to DT+, providing authoritative introductions, with bibliographies, to the most significant topics and practitioners for students. Each essay provides a web of connections and links across the site to productions, interviews and documentaries.
Questions to further your students' understanding
We are in the process of adding questions to the DT+ Fundamentals – written by our specialist contributors – to guide students in developing a more critical response to their presentation or essay. These questions can be used to help the student move beyond description, towards evaluation and critical analysis. They test comprehension, develop synthesis with other areas of knowledge and encourage critical application of ideas, offering teachers a carefully scaffolded resource which will challenge and extend a student’s learning.
Sample 'Fundamentals' questions to use in class: