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Arts Toolkit: Drama

The Drama Arts Toolkit Online

This web site provides K-12 teachers with high-quality teaching resources that bring the excitement of the theater into the classroom. You’ll find lesson plans, idea cards, glossaries, and many special features. Some of these, such as Kentuckians in Theater, Tour of the Stage, and Will Power, are designed for students as well as teachers.

The Boxed Toolkit

These online resources augment those included in the boxed Drama Arts Toolkit. Now in its second edition, this toolkit includes two DVDs offering nearly 80 video segments of performance excerpts, artist interviews, and historical and cultural information, including a set of segments on Japanese Kabuki theater. The 2nd Edition Drama Arts Toolkit binder includes nearly 600 pages of lesson plans, glossaries, informational resources, and teaching tips. The Drama Toolkit also includes idea cards, a poster, and the CD-ROM From Page to Stage, which explores the collaborative process of theater though video, audio interviews, and images.

Best of the Best!

In 2005, the Drama Arts Toolkit was named Best Instructional Resource and “Best of the Best” by the National Educational Telecommunications Association—the first non-broadcast product to be named “Best of the Best”!

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Drama Special Features

Tour of the Theater

A photographic guide to stages, stage terms, and technical terms, plus a theater quiz.

Kentuckians in Theater

The who, what, where, when, how, and why of working in theater.

Will Power

Shakespeare from actors’ perspectives, plus a legion of links to top Shakespeare sites on the web.

Related KET Web Sites

Liz’s Circus Story

Explore the adaptation of a stage play to television.

Electronic Field Trip to Horse Cave Theatre

Go backstage for an online tour of a professional theater.

American Shorts: Poof!

Learn about the contributions of African-American women playwrights to contemporary theater.

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