This paper tackles the issue of using drama as a method of teaching whether in schools or universities with reference to Shakespeare's drama. Drama is both an art form as well as a highly effective teaching and learning methodology. Using drama techniques in education has great impact on grasping the scientific and literary materials to students. Based on role play, dramatization and structured play, students will enact their senses to grab the idea, which makes it easy to remember it when it is needed. The paper also examines these dramatic techniques in literature, particularly Shakespearean drama. Shakespeare had manipulated the idea of using drama techniques to teach his characters certain ideas mainly when using 'play within play' style of writing. Hence, this style added much to Shakespeare's plays enhancing their tragic and comic content along with giving a sense of enthusiasm over the audience. This paper will conduct the meaning of drama, drama/theatre in education, drama techniques in education and in Shakespeare's Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a conclusion. It is related to axes of literature, theatre, and students. Significantly, This research highlights the fact that drama in education can be very pleasant and encouraging to students and is widely accepted by the public through referring to Shakespeare's drama. Through drama, people of all ages could gain a sense of responsibility greater than oneself.


Drama in Education, technique, role play, dramatization, structured play.

Author: Hind Sabah Bilal
Number of pages: 271-278
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18033/ijla.4156
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International Journal of Language Academy
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