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Pumpkin Interactive produce high quality educational resources for secondary schools. Our DVD resources are tailor-made to meet the requirements of all the UK’s main awarding bodies. In fact many of our teaching resources are now either endorsed or recommended by all the major exam boards, including OCREdexcelAQA and WJEC

Pumpkin titles are also available to licence by colleges and universities. We produce all our own educational resources, using our teams of subject specialist producers, researchers, consultants and advisers.

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In 2006 Pumpkin Interactive embarked on a collaboration with the Guardian nominated teacher of the year, Stephen Pritchard, to produce a series of ground-breaking educational resources for drama students and teachers.

The first outcome was a series of interactive multi-media DVD ROMs that give a unique insight into the professional practice of some of the world's most exciting performers and how these same methods and processes can be transferred into an educational setting.

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Antonin Artaud: Practical Approaches to a Theatre of Cruelty

Antonin Artaud: Practical Approaches to a Theatre of Cruelty

This two-disc DVD and DVD-ROM set, showcases practical approaches to working with Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty. Including a wealth of performance footage from professional companies, interviews and practical exercises from leading Artaud practitioners, as well as an overview from Stephen Barber - Artaud’s biog...

120+ mins

£75.00

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Creating Comedy: Techniques and Exercises

Creating Comedy: Techniques and Exercises

This Double DVD provides strategies and ideas for creating comedy for devised and scripted performances. Using interviews, workshops and performance footage from leading international comedy practitioners, this resource will guide students through the entire process, from the initial stages of researching, exploring and testing ideas through to...

120 mins

£75.00

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Creating Physical Theatre

Creating Physical Theatre

A double DVD set that provides inspiring ideas, strategies and methods for adding physical dimensions to performance, including interviews, live footage and workshops filmed with leading theatre companies. The resource looks at the history and basis for physical action and examines the relationship between text and physical action.

Disc 1 co...

120+ mins

£75.00

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Devising Work - formerly The Great Deviser

Devising Work - formerly The Great Deviser

An invaluable and inspirational two-disc guide to the process of creating an original piece of drama. Ways of getting started are evaluated and professional practitioners introduce the strategies they use to generate ideas, movement and text.

Disc 1 Filmed with companies from three continents, this disc contains a feature film’s worth of edi...

100+ mins

£75.00

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Ensemble Building

Ensemble Building

Filmed over a two day workshop, this double DVD set shows a wealth of examples of ideas, games and methods which can be used to engage students, helping them overcome inhibitions, build trust and improve communication. Included are interviews and examples of work from some of the world's leading theatre practitioners. The second disc contains additi...

100+ mins

£75.00

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Grotowski: A Practical Guide

Grotowski: A Practical Guide

World famous theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski has had an enormous and positive influence on contemporary theatre. This double DVD explores his life and work and shows how his ideas and approaches can be used by students and teachers to create powerful and successful performances. Through the use of archive performance foot...

135 mins

£75.00

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HE/FE Network Licence

HE/FE Network Licence

All our titles are available with a full site licence for FE and HE Institutions. If you are an HE or FE Institution and would like to use any of our titles on your network there is a one off payment of £20 per title for a lifetime licence. Please add this product to your order to purchase a site licence.  You will need to buy a site licence for each of the titles you are purchasing.  Please adjust the quantit...


£20.00

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Oedipussy: Making Physical Comedy Work - Produced by Spymonkey

Oedipussy: Making Physical Comedy Work - Produced by Spym...

This double DVD gives a unique insight into the hilarious inventiveness of internationally acclaimed physical comedy company, Spymonkey.  Produced by Spymonkey and using original rehearsal footage and interviews, the resource follows the creative process from the first moments of inception through rehearsal to performance as the company turns Sophocl...

100+ mins

£75.00

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So you want to go to Drama School?

So you want to go to Drama School?

Drama schools get thousands of applications each year from students wanting to become actors, so how can you make an application stand out? How can students be sure that the course is really the right one for them? What does the audition process involve and how can they prepare for it most effectively?

Through interview...

110 mins

£75.00

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