Another one of our favorite books is The Stage and the School. The Stage and the School provides students and teachers with the tools needed to build key theater skills. Students receive instruction in classic training exercises, production techniques, and theater conventions. Skills are developed through lessons that help students draw on their personal experiences and build historical and cultural background knowledge. In addition, students are exposed to hands-on exercises that provide them with authentic practical experience in casting, directing, and presenting plays. This text also features frequent application activities with options to meet any student ability and interest level and a flexible five-part organization that allows for customization to fit the unique needs of each class. This text is also published by Glencoe, but affordable copies can be found online at Amazon.com, as well as BarnesandNoble.com.
A great resource for both teachers and students is Theatre: Art in Action. This textbook provides theatre history, as well as information in regard to Acting, Directing and Producing, and Technical Theatre. Theatre: Art in Action teaches theater through hands-on performance-based exercises that have students assume the roles of actor, director, designer, technician, producer, stage crew, and publicist to gain an appreciation for and understanding of theater as an art form, today and through history. While the textbook is still published by Glencoe, it can be found on various websites including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com for very affordable prices.
This article emphasizes the benefits of involvement in theatre during a student's high school years.
This site offers a wide variety of articles for both students and teachers in regard to acting, directing, curriculum, technical theatre, and more.
This article offers great insight into the importance of incorporating theatre into the curriculum of young students.
A great article for teachers in regard to the benefits of theatre in regard to reading and speech development.
An excellent article for teachers justifying the use of children's theatre, featuring many resources in regard to Theatre for Young Audiences