About the Book

‘…not a text book aimed solely at students’ brains!’

This book is about the stuff of drama. About how it works, why we do it and how it allows us to dream and to act in the world. Drama, and its public face, theatre, is one of the world’s oldest arts and present in all cultures everywhere. Thirty years ago in the first edition of this book, we showed what it was to be Dramawise, to know that all dramas are made up of the same elements and structures. We set those elements out in an order where they could be explored simply and clearly through dramatic action. This book takes the same approach but reframes those elements for twenty-first education and reimagines them for contemporary teachers and students.