Author(s): Jacqui Hood; Jane Luton
Drama Resources for New Zealand Senior Secondary Schools – Ko Te Ao Toi Whakaari: He Puka Rauemi mā Aotearoa is aimed at senior secondary students – Years 11, 12 and 13. It offers resources for students and teachers of drama to create, perform and study whakaari (drama). These resources can be used for both NCEA and general drama study, and include material on the theoretical, historical and practical aspects of drama and theatre. The book uses the language of the Drama curriculum and a te reo Māori translation of important terms to help students and teachers develop their appreciation and understanding of the bicultural nature of New Zealand. The topics selected for inclusion have all been taught with success in the classroom. The book is divided into four parts, as follows. Part A is introductory. Part B, Devising drama, provides ideas and themes for the creation of drama. In Part C, Study of texts, dramatic works by seven playwrights from diverse backgrounds and spanning four centuries are presented for in-depth study. Part D, Analysis of performance, gives students ideas for practical exploration of drama, with the emphasis on interpreting and enjoying live performances. Drama Resources for New Zealand Senior Secondary Schools – Ko Te Ao Toi Whakaari: He Puka Rauemi mā Aotearoa can be regarded as a template for the embodied art form of drama, and one that should lead readers to their own discoveries and experiences. The authors are Secondary drama teachers with postgraduate qualifications who have recent teaching experience as well as research experience: – Jane Luton BA (Honours) in Theatre Studies and Drama (University of Warwick, UK); PGCE in Drama and Contextual Studies (University of Reading, UK); MA (Honours) (University of Waikato, New Zealand); Doctorate in Education (The University of Auckland, New Zealand) – Jacqueline Hood BA (Honours) in Drama and English (University of Wales, Swansea); PGCE in Drama and Contextual Studies (University of Reading, UK); MA (Honours) in Drama (The University of Auckland, New Zealand).