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Weight2.7 oz
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .1875 in



48 pages

Publication Date

24 Sept. 2019




978-1-948492-62-1, 978-1-948492-72-0

Age Group

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5.5 x 8.5 inches

Strange Medicine

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These scripts will give students the opportunity to confidently practise language in a safe and structured setting where they can enjoy playing roles and bringing the story to life. … they’ll be having so much fun that they won’t even realise that they are learning!
David Farmer, NILE training consultant, theatre director, and author, Learning Through Drama and 101 Drama Games and Activities

In Strange Medicine, a teenager confronts a mysterious scientist who is doing research in his family’s guesthouse. As students read and perform this original short play, they practice speaking skills they can apply in their real life.

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Strange Medicine is an original short play for students. It’s about a mysterious scientist doing secretive research while renting a guesthouse from a family. The engaging, suspenseful play hits on an important theme: how is truth decided in science? As students perform the play, they practice changing the subject, accusing someone, and how we communicate when we are unsure of ourselves.

This play was written for English students to improve their communication and speaking skills. As students read, practice, and perform these plays, they will learn cultural contexts, conversational moves, intonation and body language, high frequency lexical phrases, and grammar patterns. Short enough for a project in a speaking class, but expandable to fill a whole elective class, drama unit, or theater club production, Strange Medicine makes drama in the classroom a good thing!

In addition to the script, this book contains preview activities, a pragmatics lesson on changing the subject, a short guide to producing a play for students, pronunciation tips, and a glossary of theater vocabulary.

Download a preview of Strange Medicine or check out more resources on drama in the classroom here.


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