Included is a few links aimed to create access to support mental health & wellbeing for teachers. This has been advocated by Outreach Co-ordinator, Leah Dupre.






Berry, Cicely, [2008]. From word to play: A handbook for directors, Oberon Books, London.

Cicely Berry looks closely at the interchange between sound and rhythm in language, showing how it can change the nuance of the meaning and take the director, actor, and audience further into the world of the play.


Berry, Cicely. [2002]. The actor and the text. Applause Books, New York.

This book relates the practicality of voice production to the challenges of a different text. And by getting inside the words we use – whether those of Shakespeare or our contemporaries – she shows how to release their energy and excitement for an audience.


Berry, Cicily in, Kaufman, J. [2011]. ‘A Matter of Voice,’ The Wall Street Journal, Vol. 5. Issue 2, viewed October 2, 2012, from


Benedetti Robert, 1999, The Actor in you: Sixteen steps to understanding the art of acting, Allyn & Bacon, United States of America.

Springing off from their last unit in Realism, I will guide the students to extend their skills using the language, process and exercises they are already familiar with.


Boal, A. Games for actors and non actors, Routledge New York, 2006.

Despite the unit’s focus Augusto’s book provides a range of great exercises [that could be altered] to foster the learning aesthetic within the classroom.


Cash, J. [2013]. Elizabethan theatre conventions. Retriev

ed August, 29, 2013, from,

Justin Cash, a senior drama teacher provides a really approachable list of Elizabethan Conventions and their meanings.


Laban, R. [2011]. The Laban Sourcebook. Routledge, Oxon, New York

Laban’s method of movement is an interesting approach to character development and extending the indvidual’s physical languages and skills in embodiment.


Lecoq, J. [2000]. The moving body: teaching creative theatre, Routledge, New York.

In The Moving Body, Lecoq shares his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, movement and gesture.


Richards, Thomas 1995, At work with Grotowski: on physical actions, Routledge, London.

Grotowski provides a rich insight into organic acting and finding actions and motivations from within.


Tourelle, L & McNamara, M, [1998]. A practical approach to drama performance, Pearson, Melbourne: Australia. 

Chapter Three: Movement – Great selection of exercises and sample tasks.


Worthen, W.B. [2004]. The Wadsworth anthology of drama. 4th Ed. Thomas Wadsworth, Boston.

Worthen’s Anthology of Drama has a range of plays from the Elizabethan Era as well as some insightful essays surrounding its context.


Drama Queensland’s; Physical Theatre Performance & Pre-text. 

  • Performance examples from professional and community physical theatre companies

  • Performances by school students * Interviews with directors and actors

  • Two complete units of work for Senior Drama and year 9′s or 10′s. The units include all the assessment task sheets, schemas and observation check lists

  •  Lesson plans, glossaries and web-links to physical theatre companies

  • Examples of students responding to, forming and presenting physical theatre





Gilbert, E. [2009]. ‘Your elusive Creative Genius’, TED: Idea’s Worth Spreading.


Hansen, P. [2013].  Embrace the Shake TED: Idea’s Worth Spreading


Koyczan, S. [2013]. ‘To this day… for the bullied and the beautiful’, TED: Idea’s Worth Spreading.


Rodenburg, P. [2008]. Second Circle Energy


Cique Du Soleil, [2012]. Alegria Soundtrack, viewed July 03, 2013, from,

Brilliant music for ideas/creation.


Futures Palm Beach, [2015]. Addiction among Teachers k-12, viewed April 27, 2015, from


Legs on the wall theatre company: Professional development workshop.
support and encourages students to explore safe physical risk-taking focuses on stage combat/choreography that utilizes levels, heightened movement, contrasting images etc. The residency will focus on skills development and devising.


Mcgregor, W. [2012,]. ‘A choreographer’s creative process in real time,’ TED: Idea’s Worth Spreading, viewed September 09, 2012, from,

Wayne Mcgregor is an exceptional movement choreographer who utilizes the impulse of neurons firing in the brain to choreograph organic impulse movement based work. His actors/dancers go through a similar process as Anne Bogart’s viewpoint training. He has done some beautiful work that students would benefit just from viewing it,


Mrozek, K. [xxxx]. Teacher Stress, viewed April 30, 2015, from,

This page is a fantastic guide on coping with stress in the classroom.


Randazzo, L. [2013]. Shakespearean insults and flattery contests, creative fun with Shakespeare, viewed July 20, 2013, from,

In one version, students use William Shakespeare’s language to hurl insults, poetry-slam style. In the other version, students try to flatter and impress using unique combinations of Shakespeare’s honeyed words.


Randazzo, L. [2013]. Taking a virtual tour of the Globe Theatre, viewed August 12, 2013, from

This interactive video would help students contextualize different use of space, different levels, different relationships with actor-audience, a visual starting cue when launching into discussions about costumes, blocking etc. It also features multimedia lecture and hands-on activity that will get your students excited about working with The Bard and learning about his Globe Theatre.


Shake & Stir Production Company [2013]. Shakespeare Festival Application, viewed, August 03, 2013, from,
Focus on integrating Cross-curriculum studies: Each year the school places emphasis on this unit of work throughout music, dance, drama and film & media. Upon completion of this unit [adapted appropriately in each subject] student’s work is submitted to Shake & Stir’s Shakespeare Festival.


University of Missouri Center, [xxxx], Wellness Trainer’s Manual for School Personnel, viewed 29th April, 2015, from, 

This is a comprehensive, evidence-based wellness guide specifically for teachers.


Yserigu, L. [2013]. Binaural beat subliminal sounds lucid dreaming, viewed July 28th, 2013, from,

Towards the beginning of the unit when we are exploring the process of imaging. Connecting abstract images to story etc.


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