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Another image from Cathy Cross' teacher group http://t.co/xaS8akIK4q
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A fabulous photo of Cathy Cross' teacher session at London 1 TaPS http://t.co/YPEYY2bGQi
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Student reflection at Hong Kong TaPS http://t.co/6pfC3fdEci
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Hong Kong TaPS students http://t.co/Frc3YimEl7
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This week I wanted to share an article sent to me by Jo Riley (Munich International School). It’s a fantastic piece of research that demonstrates how watching live theatre has the best impact on learning and life.
Having almost come to the end of our autumn season of TaPS events nothing could be more pertinent. Our professional theatre productions this year at TaPS included:
➢ Love’s Labour’s Lost (Stratford)
➢ Love’s Labour’s Won (aka Much Ado About Nothing) (Stratford)
➢ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (London)
➢ Electra (London)
➢ On the Town (New York)
➢ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (New York)
➢ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Hong Kong)
➢ Renyo-sho – Far from the Lotus (Butoh inspired) (Yokohama)
➢ Kikai-Ga-Shima (Noh inspired) (Yokohama)
Incorporating professional theatre productions into a TaPS has always been our practice. Productions are carefully selected to give students a range of theatre experiences as well as enabling them to see the best productions on offer in the given city at the time. We always choose productions according to a set of criteria that relates directly to the play as of interest/relevance/value to DP Theatre students.
As an integral part of the DP Theatre course it is an expectation that students see a range of live theatre, during their two years, to enhance their understanding both as a theatre maker and as audience.
For all students, however, this article shows the benefits of seeing live theatre in terms of:
➢ Enhancing knowledge of plot and understanding of vocabulary.
➢ Providing a “broadening experience” that “exposes students to a diverse world populated with different people and ideas”; thus enhancing tolerance.
➢ Teaching students to recognize the emotions of others.
Thanks for sharing this Jo – a great read and valuable ‘evidence’ for all teachers in getting support for trips to watch live theatre performances – whether with a theatre or English or any other class…
Photo – thanks to Matt Godfrey’s posting on fb.