Strange Medicine (Paperback)
Alphabet Publishing, 9781948492720, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2019
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
Strange Medicine is an original short play 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?
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, Pragmatics lesson on changing the subject, Advice on producing a play, Pronunciation tips, Glossary of theater vocabulary.