The theories of drama come alive with excerpts from two Canadian children's plays, King Grumbleton and the Magic Pie and Chinook, and a story by a twelve year old boy, A Dog with a Thousand Fleas. These are used to suggest drama teaching methods which can be related to classroom work in other subjects. As well as an extensive children's theatre bibliography, the book contains a 6 part "Drama Circle" which can be used to dial concept combinations in both drama and other classes.close this panel
Born in 1946, Mark Danby received training in English and Drama from both Acadia University, Nova Scotia, and holds a degree in Educatin from Queen's University, Kingston. After extensive teaching at the secondary school level, Danby is presently Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts at Queen's.
David Kemp was born in 1936 and trained as a teacher at Westminster College, University of London, where he also received the Diploma of Dramatic Arts. Kemp holds a Master of Education degree for the University of Bath. A fellow of Trinity college and the Royal Society of Arts, England, he is presently Professor of Dramatic Arts at Queen's University, Kingston. Kemp has played hundreds of roles during his dramatic career, which has taken him to many counties. He has written several works including A Different Drummer, used for creative drama in Canadian school, and A Child Growing Up, a thematic anthology on Childhood.close this panel