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Truth in Play

Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances

by (author) Debbie Nyman, Jill Lloyd-Jones & David S. Craig

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
Arts & Humanities, Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
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Geared towards high-school students, Truth in Play: Drama Strategies for Building Meaningful Performances features a curated collection of short scenes from Canadian plays, complete with learning activities and teaching strategies for each. The scenes included in this book will help students step inside the text and empathize with the characters to further their understanding of motivations and feelings. As a vehicle for deepening comprehension and exploring relevant themes and issues, Truth in Play creates a shared experience to build meaningful relationships and to allow students to connect authentically with their characters in performance.

About the authors

Debbie Nyman is an instructor of the Dramatic Arts Additional Qualifications program at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She was a classroom dramatic arts teacher and instructional leader with the Toronto District School Board for several years. Debbie has written documents and resources at the board and ministry levels and is the co-author of Drama Schemes, Themes and Dreams (Pembroke Publishers).

Debbie Nyman's profile page

Jill Lloyd-Jones has been a drama teacher and instructional leader for many years at the Toronto District School Board. She has worked collaboratively with all levels of educators in Ontario to support innovation in the teaching of dramatic arts and movement. She was also a writer for the two popular TDSB Treasures for Teaching documents. Having just moved to the UK, Jill is working as a freelance consultant, tells people she really is not American, and is getting used to the rain.

Jill Lloyd-Jones' profile page

David S. Craig's profile page

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