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Lesson Plans and Ideas for Primary School Teachers (DOWNLOAD)

Compiled specifically for primary school teachers looking for some structured options for drama in the classroom. With tried and tested exercises and step-by-step directions, this book will be a valuable resource for classroom teachers and will help them to supplement the process drama they will be facilitating as part of the curriculum.

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CONTENTS

ADVICE on how to approach these LESSON PLANS
Lesson One – Vocal Development and Mime
Lesson Two – Vocal Development and “The Lyric”
Lesson Three – Vocal Development and Movement to Music
Lesson Four – Vocal Development and Storytelling
Lesson Five – Vocal Development and Improvisation
Lesson Six – Vocal Development and Public Speaking
How to prepare a Solo Drama selection
How to study a Poem


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Christmas and End-of-Term Ideas (DOWNLOAD)

A collection of mostly winter and Christmas-related material suitable for end-of year concerts and showcases. Also advice on staging concert items and some wintry ideas for Christmas speech and drama lessons.

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CONTENTS

Staging a short play for the school concert
Cinderella
A Mime Play charting Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz
Sleeping Beauty
The Little Match Girl (group mime with narration)
The Snow Queen
A poem to recite at a Christmas gathering
Ideas to incorporate into a Christmas lesson


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Solos Book 1

25 solos/monologues for ages 10-18, chosen and adapted by Audrey Meredith LGSM

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Contents:
Blood Wedding (The Mother)
The Canterville Ghost (Virginia)
Cinderella (Fairy Godmother)
Dracula (Count Dracula)
The Fisherman and His Soul (The Young Witch)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road (Black ‘Droid)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Loreli)
Ill Met By Moonlight (Catherine)
Jane Eyre (Jane)
Julius Caesar (Calpurnia)
Lisa the Beautiful (Baba Yaga)
Little Women (Amy)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Playboy of the Western World (Widow Quinn)
Pride and Prejudice (Lydia Bennet)
Quality Street (Phoebe)
Rebecca (Mrs Danvers)
The Seller of Dreams (Girl)
Shirley (Shirley)
Tom Sawyer (Huck)
Under The Hawthorn Tree
Who Am I? (Fate)
Willy Wonka (Mrs Gloop)
The Wind in The Willows (Mole)
Wuthering Heights (Cathy)


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Short Plays Book 9 (DOWNLOAD)

For GIRLS ages 10-17

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Contents:
Now and Then: a girl’s buddy play
Out Goes She: an inner city play
Town and Country: a longer play with a twist
The Ghosts Gather: a documentary drama about Henry VIII’s wives
Steel Magnolias: angst in a small American town
Women of the Future: an experimental play


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Licentiate Diploma Teaching: Theory Guidelines Book 2 (DOWNLOAD)

Expert guide for candidates for the Irish Board of Speech and Drama Diploma of Licentiate (Teaching) compiled by Imelda Byrne, Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan. (Book 2 of 2)

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Contents

History of Western Theatre
History of Theatre in Ireland
Key Theatrical Genres
Acting Theories
Acting Methods
Acting Styles
Costumes
Play Production with Children
Play Production with Adults
Stage Lighting
The Stage Manager
Puppetry


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Licentiate Diploma Teaching: Theory Guidelines Book 1 (DOWNLOAD)

Expert guide for candidates for the Irish Board of Speech and Drama Diploma of Licentiate (Teaching) compiled by Imelda Byrne, Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan. (Book 1 of 2)

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Contents

Teaching
Lesson Planning
Lesson Plan Template
Learning
Discipline
Devising a Programme
Teaching Material and Resources
Establishing a School
Festivals, Féiseanna and Exams
Adjudicating and Examining
The School Concert
The Lesson Demonstration
How to Present a Recital


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Associate Diploma (Teaching): Theory Guidelines Book 2 (DOWNLOAD)

For candidates studying for the Irish Board of Speech and Drama Diploma of Associate (Teaching), by Imelda Byrne, Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan (Book 2 of 2)(Revised for 2018)

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This book explains speech and drama theory in great detail. Absolutely essential for Associate Diploma students.
Contents:
Mime
Movement to Music
Improvisation
Public Speaking and Presentation
Poetry
Sight Reading
Speaking Shakespeare
Preparing for your Associate Diploma Exam


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Voice and the Imagination (Volume 2) (DOWNLOAD)

by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan. The second volume of this series is now available.

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Contents:
Poetry:
Introduction to Poetry
Short description of types of Poems
Poems for different occasions
Choral Poems
Action Poems
Mime:
Introduction to Mime
Exercises
Solo Mimes
‘Pantomime Blanche’
Mimes for Two
Group Mimes
Improvisation:
Introduction to Improvisation
Class Ideas
Movement to Music:
Introduction to Movement to Music
Class Ideas
Reading Aloud:
Reading Aloud and Sight Reading
Voice Work
Introduction
Class Ideas
Christmas Material
Playlet
Class Ideas


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Voice and the Imagination (Volume 1) (DOWNLOAD)

by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan The first volume in a series of books sharing the experience of Deirdre Galassi, a dedicated and widely respected speech and drama teacher, using her experiences spanning over forty years.

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Contents:
Development of the voice (with exercises)
1. Breathing
2. Modulation
3. Emphasis
4. Pause
5. Projection
6. The TH sound
7. Vowels
8. Consonants
9. Exercises for the development of the voice
10. Resonance
11. General Articulation
12. Pronunciation
13. How to Study a Poem
Development of the Imagination
1. Mime (solo, group, etc.)
2. Movement to music
Development of language skills
1. Introduction
2. Improvisation
3. Action poems
4. Choral Verse
5. Storytelling
6. Speaking in public
7. Debating
8. Communications
Christmas Ideas


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Speech and Drama: materials and ideas (DOWNLOAD)

By Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan

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A compendium of poetry, vocal exercises, choral poems; with advice and guidance on storytelling, movement to music, public speaking, putting on a play, mime, reading and lots more.

Contents:
Poetry
Vocal Exercises
Choral Verse Speaking and Poems
Storytelling
Movement to Music
Public Speaking
Putting on a Play
Stage Directions
Character Chart
Mime
Reading
Some helpful Class suggestions


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Speech and Drama Material (DOWNLOAD)

A miscellany of solos, duologues and prose extracts suitable for seniors and adults, compiled by Imelda Byrne, FIBSD

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Contents:
DUOLOGUES
Frankenstein: Elizabeth and Justine
Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature
Good Wives: Jo and Laurie
The Duchess of Padua: Moranzone and Guido

SOLO SCENES
Female
Agamemnon: Cassandra
Carmen: Carmen
Frankenstein: Justine Moritz
Good Wives: Jo
Good Wives: Mrs. March
John Gabriel Borkman: Gunhild Borkman
King Lear: Cordelia
The Way of the World: Lady Wishfort
Male
Noah’s Flood: Noah
Salomé: Herod
The Duchess of Padua: Duke
The Winter’s Tale: Autolycus

PROSE EXCERPTS
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson


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Showcase Book 2 (DOWNLOAD)

Second volume of this popular series, for Infants to Teens, written by Patricia Reynolds LLCM

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Contents:
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Junior/ Senior Infants)
An Ghaoth agus an Ghrian (1st/ 2nd Class)
Séan agus an Fathach (3rd Class)
Pandora’s Box (4th Class)
Robin Meets his Match (4th/ 5th Class)
The Children of Lir (6th Class/ 1st/ 2nd Year)
Cut and Blow-dry Anyone? (2nd/ 3rd Year and above)
Cell Block Audition (2nd Year and above)


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Showcase Book 1 (DOWNLOAD)

For Infants to Teens, written by Patricia Reynolds LLCM

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Contents:
The Mulberry Bush (Junior/ Senior Infants)
Chicken Licken with a Twist! (Senior Infants/1st Class/Second Class)
A Christmas Story (Senior Infants/1st Class/Second Class)
Battle of the Colours (1st Class/2nd Class/3rd Class)
Snow White, the Dwarves plus a Few! (4th Class/5th Class)
A Hilarious Nativity Story (4th Class/5th Class/6th Class)
Question: is there a balance? (5th Class/6th Class)
Showstoppers (5th Class/6th Class/ Seniors)
When’s My Line? (Seniors)


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Selection of Solos, Duos, Prose & Recitals (DOWNLOAD)

More exam, audition and festival pieces. Also Recitals suitable for Irish Board Grade 10. Selected by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan.

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Contents

SOLOS
The Way of the World by William Congreve
The Two Faces of Jane Eyre
The Two Faces of Eliza Doolittle

DUOLOGUES
The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats
The Land of Heart’s Desire by W.B. Yeats
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

PROSE
Lines from
The Dead by James Joyce
The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

RECITALS
Deirdre of the Sorrows
St. Joan of Arc
William Butler Yeats

Advice on how to prepare a Solo Selection
Character Chart


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Recitals and Prose Selections (DOWNLOAD)

Compiled by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan, suitable for Irish Board examinations and feiseanna

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Contents:
Recitals:
How to present a Recital
Oscar Wilde
The Bronte Sisters
Charlotte Bronte
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Murder
Characters from Children’s Literature
Prose:
How to study a Prose selection
Great Expectations
Jane Eyre
Silas Marner
Wuthering Heights
Agnes Grey
Black Beauty
The Railway Children
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Three Men in a Boat
The Wind in the Willows
The Star-Child
Snow-White


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Monologues for Young Actors and Actresses (DOWNLOAD)

A lovely new book with 17 fresh adaptations. Compiled by Deirdre Galassi FTCL and Finola Ryan FIBSD. Suitable for exams, auditions and feiseanna.

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Contents:
Advice on how to stage your Monologue
Stage Directions
Character Chart
Dramatic selections for the Young Actress:
The Only Jealousy of Emer (Queen Emer speaking)
The Country Wife (Mrs. Pinchwife speaking)
Great Expectations (Estella speaking)
The Duchess of Padua (the Duchess speaking)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen speaking)
A Little Princess (Miss Minchin speaking)
The Crafty Widow (Rosaura speaking)
The Kiss (Uirgeal speaking)
Deirdre of the Sorrows (Deirdre speaking)
The Duchess of Malfi (the Duchess speaking)
Dramatic selections for the Young Actor:
The Cherry Orchard (Trofimov speaking)
Peter the Pied Piper (The Miller speaking)
A Doll’s House (Helmer speaking)
Doctor Faustus (Dr. Faustus speaking)
The Playboy of the Western World (Christy speaking)
Dr. Frankenstein (Dr. Frankenstein speaking)
Great Expectations (Pip speaking)


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Junior School Concert: creative ideas and plays (DOWNLOAD)

An unmissable collection of plays, action poems, recitals, and other items and ideas for the primary school concert, by Deirdre Galassi, Imelda Byrne
and Finola Ryan

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Contents:
“The King’s New Clothes” (Group Mime)
“The Christmas Tree” (Choral Poem)
“The Star Child” (Choral Prose)
“Witches” (Recital)
“Flower Chorus” (Action Poem)

Story Plays:
“Jane Eyre – her early years”
“Niamh of the Golden Hair”
“Charles Dickens introduces us to Scrooge”


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Ideas for Drama in the Primary School (DOWNLOAD)

By Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan

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A concise teacher’s handbook, containing themes, exercises, poems and examples, designed to help teachers introduce and develop drama in Primary Schools. The book concentrates on the development of the voice (with poetry, choral verse speaking, action poems and public speaking), and the development of the imagination (movement to music, mime, improvisation, puppetry, and story-telling).

Contents:
Development of the Voice
Poetry
Choral Verse
Action Poem
Public Speaking
Development of the Imagination
Movement to Music
Mime
Improvisation
Puppetry
Story-telling
A Christmas Lesson


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Dramatic IRISH Senior Solos (DOWNLOAD)

Senior solo pieces suitable for Irish Board of Speech and Drama Grade 8 exams. Selected by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan.

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CONTENTS

How to prepare a Dramatic Solo

Digging for Fire by Declan Hughes (Emily speaking)
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith (Kate speaking)
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Mrs Candour speaking)
The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge (Pegeen Mike speaking)
The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge (Christy speaking)
The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Cecily speaking)
The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde (The Duchess speaking)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Dorian speaking)
Deirdre of the Sorrows by John Millington Synge (Deirdre speaking)
Young Deirdre of the Sorrows by John Millington Synge (Deirdre speaking)
The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats (Queen Emer speaking)
Deirdre by W.B. Yeats (King Conchubar speaking)
St. Joan by George Bernard Shaw (The Chaplain speaking)
St. Joan by George Bernard Shaw (Joan speaking)
Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw (Barbara speaking)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Eliza speaking)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Eliza speaking)
The Kiss by Austin Clarke (Uirgeal speaking)
The Rightous are Bold by Frank Carney (Nora speaking)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Mena speaking)
Ill met by Moonlight by Micheal MacLiammoir (Catherine speaking)
Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness


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Drama for the Montessori Classroom (DOWNLOAD)

By Deirdre Nolan LIBSD, MontDip

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Dramatic Ideas which complement the Montessori Curriculum.

Contents:
Action Poems
Introduction to Puppetry
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Mime
Choral Verse Speaking
Movement to Music
Staging the Class Play
The First Christmas (a nativity play)
How Our Universe Was Made (a play)


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Contemporary, Modern and Dramatic Solos (DOWNLOAD)

Audition, examination and festival pieces suitable for older teens/young adults, selected and adapted by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan. (for DOWNLOAD)

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Contents

Preparing your solo
Character Chart
For Actresses:-

Road by Jim Cartwright (Clare)
Pygmalion (Act 3) by George Bernard Shaw (Eliza)
Dear Brutus by J.M. Barrie (Margaret)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Cathy)
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (Joan)
Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw (Cleopatra)
Young Deirdre of the Sorrows by J.M. Synge (Deirdre)
Joan of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson (Joan)
Digging for Fire by Declan Hughes (Emma)
The Letter by W. Somerset Maugham (Leslie)
Ill met by Moonlight by Micheal MacLiammoir (Catherine)

How to prepare a Shakespearean selection
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (Portia)
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Viola)

For Actors:-
King Richard the Third by William Shakespeare (Duke of Gloucester)
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (Chaplain)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Heathcliff)
Deirdre of the sorrows by W.B. Yeats (Conchubar)
Dracula by Brian Stoker (Jonathan Harker)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Dorian)


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Associate Diploma (Teaching): Theory Guidelines Book 1 (DOWNLOAD)

For candidates studying for the Irish Board of Speech and Drama Diploma of Associate (Teaching), by Imelda Byrne, Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan (Book 1 of 2) (Revised for 2018)

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This book explains speech and drama theory in great detail. Absolutely essential for Associate Diploma students.
Contents:
Basic Theory Definitions
Speech Defects
Breathing
Period Movement
Gesture
Stage Directions
How to Study a Poem
How to Study a Prose piece
How to Study a Dramatic solo
Character Chart
Storytelling
Choral Verse Speaking
Action Poems


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