For information about obtaining performance rights consult Dramatists Play Service. And check out their "PlayFinder", an extensive list of contemporary plays with cast and staging requirements.
The Educational Theater Association introduces both teachers and students to theater programs on the Web. It is aimed primarily at the secondary level. A monthly magazine and links to related sites are displayed, too.
Didaskalia offers background information and photos of the use of ancient Greek and Roman theater.
If you are a fan of PBS' Great Performances, look at their web site for links and background. Excerpts can be heard, too.
The California County Superintendents Arts Initiative focuses on theater,dance, music and visual arts.
The Joy2Learn leads the viewer to a multimedia survey of the history and styles of tap dance with Gregory Hines.
Children's opera: Little Red Riding Hood
Here's an introduction to opera for young children -- the story of Little Red Riding Hood in 10 minutes. Check with your lour local opera company for programs in your area.
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Drama departments at most secondary schools typically are staffed by a small number in contrast to other school subjects, so the opportunity for peer collaboration is more limited. Gathering resources from other venues can be invigorating and illustrate a way to integrate the performing arts with other subjects. Opportunities will expand in this new area. The Performing Arts also make a good addition to a digital portfolio.
Related Topics ...
Other Areas To Check Out...
• After School Programs
• Assessment of Hands-On Elementary Science Projects
• Assistance for Achieving Connectivity
• Audio Recording Software and Podcasts
• Music & Stories in the Classroom
• Parent Involvement
• Programming For Younger Kids ... And The Technically Challenged
• Student Literature Sites (sampler)
• Teaching Literature - Resources