Edexcel Advanced Drama & Theatre Studies has been written specifically to meet the needs of students following the Edexcel Drama & Theatre Studies Advanced specification, and provides thorough, structured and up-to-date coverage of the subject content. The textbook: - gives students an appreciation of the rapidly changing world of theatre - provides a scholarly and theoretical basis for the subject - places emphasis on interpretation and performance, and encourages students to form their own opinions on the purpose of theatre - analyses the political and social contexts of plays and playwrights - includes detailed examples from set texts - investigates the role of the playwright, actor, theatre company and director - contains sample examination-style questions The author combines knowledge of current classroom practice with extensive academic and examination experience in drama and theatre studies. This book is an invaluable companion to students and teachers of drama and theatre studies at AS and A2.
Richard Vergette is a freelance educational consultant, actor and author. He has also been a lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, Head of the Performing Arts faculty at John Leggott College, Scunthorpe(which contains one of the largest and most successful drama departments in the UK), and a senior examiner for Edexcel.