Curious Incident
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Drama Exercises For Schools (KS4) And Youth Theatres

These exercises might be useful for school and youth theatre groups who are studying or performing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, or who are investigating the devising process more generally. Some exercises come directly from the rehearsal room, while others have been written to give you a sense of how the Company have approached the play,

condensing what might have taken a few hours or days into a few minutes.

The key areas of investigation are:

  • Building ensemble: alerting members of the group to whatís going on around them, establishing a shared rhythm and tempo that can then be played with and feeling safe to take risks
    with performance.
  • Creating a world on stage that serves the intentions of the writer and which helps the audience to understand how Christopher sees and interprets the world around him
  • Analysing our own and others’ work and seeking to refine and improve its clarity.

Methuen Drama has published a schools’ edition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as part of their Critical Scripts series, edited by Paul Bunyan and Ruth Moore.

Individual copies of this edition can be purchased from the NT Bookshop and all major book retailers: ISBN 978-1-4081-85216. For more information, click here.

Discounts on class sets

For information on discounts when purchasing class sets of 30 copies or more of the Critical Scripts edition of the play, contact Phil Prestianni at Bloomsbury.

Videos

Who Is Christopher?

BBC Learning: Christopher and Ed

BBC Learning: Christopher and Judy

BBC Learning: Christoper and Siobhan

BBC Learning: Ensemble Acting

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' - how physical theatre is used

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