Dorothy Heathcote's Story: Biography of a Remarkable Drama Teacher

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Trentham Books, 2003 - Education - 191 pages
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Dorothy Heathcote is the most public drama teaching figure in the world. She has taught classes of children in five continents. The numbers must run into millions. In addition, innumerable teachers have watched her teach in person or on video and television. How did someone who left secondary school at 14 become a world authority? Bolton describes Dorothy Heathcote's upbringing, her work as a mill girl, her theatre training, her unprecedented appointment to Durham and Newcastle Universities and her extraordinary rise to fame. He examines the basis for her genius and shows how being a wife and mother contributed to her work.

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Gavin Bolton is a graduate of Sheffield University. He taught for thirteen years to various groups of students, from elementary and secondary to sight and hearing impaired. In 1958, Gavin became Deputy Principal of Secondary Schools. In 1961, he took the position of Drama Advisor to the Education Authority in County Durham. He joined the staff of Durham University in 1964 and taught there until his retirement in 1989. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University in British Columbia, and a visiting professor at New York University and the University of Central England at Birmingham.

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