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

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Trentham Books, 2003 - Acting teachers - 191 pages
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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