Dorothy Heathcote: A personal reflection | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2049-3010
  • E-ISSN: 2049-3029



Dorothy Heathcote (1926–2011) was an English drama educator, specializing in work with young people and in schools. She was a pioneer in developing and demonstrating what have since become variously known as drama-in-education, process drama and drama pedagogy, and she was almost certainly the most influential drama teacher of the twentieth century. She was a primary influence on the Applied Theatre Research Editorial Board, and on many of the Advisory Boards, which is why her obituary has been included. This is an edited version of a eulogy delivered at her Life Celebration at St Werburgh’s Church, Spondon, near Derby in England, on 11 December 2011.


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Keyword(s): drama process; mantle of the expert; teaching drama
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