Can you dig it? Drama from the cool, hip 1960s
The 1960s are endlessly fascinating to today’s teenagers. People don’t need to have been there to feel an affinity, an interest and some emotion about that era. The 1950s hangover until about 1964, the new pop-youth culture of 1964-67 and the hippies from about 1967-70, all offer distinct, drama-rich ideas and stimulus. Not everyone enjoyed it, but the era marked a turning point in society.
Here are five lessons focused on the end of the decade using specific themes to explore ideas, issues and feelings through drama in historical, social and cultural contexts. They also act as a template for devising a production.
Number of lessons: 5