Gavin Bolton

The Essential Writings

Edited by David Davis
November 2010
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    1st November 2010
  • ISBN 9781858564708
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
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Gavin Bolton has been a leading figure in Drama in Education for over 40 years. His many publications cover the whole area of young people’s educational drama including modes of involvement in drama, drama as an art form, the role of emotion, the role of the teacher, planning and assessment, structuring drama lessons, drama’s place in the curriculum, the history of drama over the past 100 years and its key importance in children’s education today.

His work is of immediate interest and relevance to today’s drama teachers, student teachers, lecturers and everyone seriously interested in the education of young people. He is a seminal figure internationally in the field of drama education and this selection of his key writings provides an insight into all major areas of his theory and practice. There are signs that teachers in the UK are once again being urged to be creative. This will be an essential aid in that process of regeneration.

Key writings on the nature of classroom drama

from Acting in classroom drama
Re-interpretations of Dorothy Heathcote's 'living through' drama (edited)
Towards a conceptual framework for classroom acting behaviour

from New perspectives on classroom drama
aims and objectives

from Drama as education

from Gavin Bolton: selected writings
Drama and meaning
Drama in education - a re-appraisal

In defence of drama in education

Drama in education: learning medium or arts process?
Education and dramatic art: a personal review
Piss on his face
Have a heart!

It's all theatre

Afterword by Gavin Bolton

David Davis

David Davis is Professor of Drama in Education at Birmingham City University. His many publications include Edward Bond and the Dramatic Child.