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Edexcel GCSE Drama: Designing Drama

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Author(s): Sue Shewring

awarding body: Edexcel

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-912820-22-1

subject: Drama

Pages: 256 pp



Publishing Summer 2020

A uniquely comprehensive and detailed textbook providing in-depth support for the design route through the GCSE Drama specification, covering all lighting, sound, set and costume options.


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Course outline and how you will be assessed 

How to use this book 

Introduction to Design 

-Set Design

-Lighting Design

-Costume Design

-Sound Design

Component 1 – Devising

-Designing Set for the devised piece

-Designing Lighting for the devised piece

-Designing Costume for the devised piece

-Designing Sound for the devised piece

Component 2 – Scripted Performance

-Designing Set for the Scripted Performance

-Designing Lighting for the Scripted Performance

-Designing Costume for the Scripted Performance

-Designing Sound for the Scripted Performance

Theatre Makers in Practice - The written exam

-Set Design

-Lighting Design

-Costume Design

-Sound Design


About the author

Sue Shewring worked as an actor and education development officer during the height of Britain’s Theatre-in-Education movement. She later became Head of Drama at an 11-18 school where she staged several full scale productions at a local theatre. She advised in the capacity of Lead Teacher of Drama for Lancashire, and now tutors GCSE and A-level students.