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  • Travesties

    Based around the recent performance of the play Travesties by Tom Stoppard, this material supports the teaching of drama in The Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 12 and 13.

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  • Radio Drama: Bow Down Shadrach

    Radio Drama: Bow Down Shadrach is a drama teaching and learning resource, developed around a radio play Bow Down Shadrach by Miriam Smith, produced by Radio New Zealand, October 2004. The radio play, about three siblings who attempt a daring rescue of their Clydesdale horse Shadrach when he is sold for pet food, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Joy Cowley.

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  • NZ Monologues for years 11–13

    A selection of monologues from New Zealand plays for classroom drama performance and for study. This material supports the teaching of drama in The Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 11 to 13.

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  • HOD Handbook: Secondary Drama

    A guide for heads of drama department providing information on programme planning, assessment, production, resources, and departmental policy and responsibilities. This material supports the teaching of drama in The Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 9 to 13.

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  • Being Eve

    Welcome to Being Eve, which is based on the teen drama television series of the same name. The site supports the teaching and learning of drama at secondary school level, years 9 and 10, using Being Eve as a model, and is packed with interesting facts, interviews, and information about the show.  

    This project was developed for the Ministry of Education in 2002 by Susan Battye, Head of Drama at Epsom Girls Grammar School and a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Auckland University of Technology.

    Visit ESOL Online  for a version of this activity designed to support students for whom English is an additional language.

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  • The Bellbird

    Based on the development and performance of the recently-written historic New Zealand play The Bellbird by Stephen Sinclair, this material supports the teaching of drama in The Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 11 and 12.

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  • The Play about the Baby

    A study of a professional staging of the contemporary American play The Play about the Baby by Edward Albee, this material supports the teaching of drama in The Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 12 and 13.

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  • Purapurawhetū and The Pohutukawa Tree

    Based on a comparison of the two New Zealand plays – Purapurawhetū by Briar Grace-Smith and The Pohutukawa Tree by Bruce Mason – written 50 years apart and the bicultural landscape between them, this material supports the teaching of drama in The Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 12 and 13.

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