Director's Notebook | Babe, the Sheep-Pig

Digital Theatre+ Director Notebooks provide an invaluable insight into professional directors’ rehearsal notes, personal processes and directorial intentions for staging a play. Covering critical thinking and practical approaches, these exclusive resources aim to give an understanding of the various ways a text can be interpreted and presented to an audience.
Director Notebooks
(2017)

Director's Notebook | Death of a Salesman

Digital Theatre+ Director Notebooks provide an invaluable insight into professional directors’ rehearsal notes, personal processes and directorial intentions for staging a play. Covering critical thinking and practical approaches, these exclusive resources aim to give an understanding of the various ways a text can be interpreted and presented to an audience.
Director Notebooks
(2017)

Director's Notebook | Julius Caesar

Digital Theatre+ Director Notebooks provide an invaluable insight into professional directors’ rehearsal notes, personal processes and directorial intentions for staging a play. Covering critical thinking and practical approaches, these exclusive resources aim to give an understanding of the various ways a text can be interpreted and presented to an audience.
Director Notebooks
(2017)

David Garrick

Former Reader in Drama and Theatre at the University of Birmingham, Robert Leach, outlines the history, aims and practice of 18th-century actor and theatre manager David Garrick. Leach details significant performances in Garrick’s career and how his use of emotion on stage widely impacted audiences during some of the most influential years of the Enlightenment in Europe.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Dance

Dance is the rhythmic expressive movement of a human body, usually with a certain order of steps, organized in spatial patterns and performed to music. Dance has always existed in the cultural tradition of all human societies. In every historic period it was changing, reflecting the cultural development of the mankind. There are many different types, styles and forms of dance. Dance is used as a way of self-expression and a means of social communication, for religious purposes, and as a form of performing arts and sport.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Death of a Salesman

Digital Theatre+ Study Guides are specially commissioned from leading theatre academics and practitioners, with expert knowledge of the texts that they explore. The guides examine plays from literary and contextual, as well as dramatic perspectives, to provide a thorough and manifold access point to key texts, from the classical to the contemporary.
Study Guide
(2015)

Devising Skills

Devising theatre is one of the most challenging and transferable talents a student can hone. The endeavour requires not only highly developed 'people' skills, but an understanding of the entire world of theatrical craft, from writing, to designing, to directing, to acting, and beyond. This guide aims to take teachers and students through the end-to-end principles of devising theatre, allowing structure and technical understanding to underpin principles of creative freedom and meaningful expression.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Discovering Shakespeare: A Guide to WillShake's Henry V

As part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Shakespeare Week celebrations, Short Form Film Company and Digital Theatre+ joined forces to create the first production of its kind: WillShake's Henry V. This helpful Guide invites you to explore the world of mysterious young narrator WillShake as he tells the story of Henry V, the boy who became a King. Meet the film's creative team, learn how Henry's medieval world was brought to life, and discover what exactly is in the trunk.
WillShake
(2014)
Study Guide

Doctor Faustus

Plays Through Practice guides look at interpretative choices and include exercises for developing directing, design and acting skills, as well as full and clear background information. They also suggest, where necessary, preliminary practical work that can be undertaken before beginning work on the text.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Drama Plans Series - Year 7

These lesson plans provide enough material for an entire year’s coverage at Key Stage 3. They are aimed at hour-long sessions but can also be used for shorter or longer periods, and include drama games, teaching instruction and complete pre-GCSE preparation.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Drama Plans Series - Year 8

These lesson plans provide enough material for an entire year’s coverage at Key Stage 3. They are aimed at hour-long sessions but can also be used for shorter or longer periods, and include drama games, teaching instruction and complete pre-GCSE preparation.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Drama Plans Series - Year 9

These lesson plans provide enough material for an entire year’s coverage at Key Stage 3. They are aimed at hour-long sessions but can also be used for shorter or longer periods, and include drama games, teaching instruction and complete pre-GCSE preparation.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Dramaturgy

In contemporary theatrical practice, “dramaturgy” can refer to either the structure, themes, goals, and conventions of a piece of dramatic literature, or to the aesthetic approach taken by a creative team to transform a script into a live performance. The dramaturg’s task is to consider how the artistic choices made by the creative team in the process of production might enhance the philosophical, political, or aesthetic goals of the event.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2016)