Dynamic Dramatics is a combination of original playscripts incorporated with comprehensive and practical workshop activities and exercises. It is unique in Australia for its structure and detailed approach to the practical aspects of drama. The plays in the text range from 'Benchmarks' which involves a runaway teenager who is confronted by a sinister old tramp, to a historical play: 'Murder at Church Hill', which explores the reasons why a woman who is abused by her husband brutally 'murders' him with an axe. 'Ettie and Alf' explores the tragic-comic aspects of a loving relationship between an aged couple, whilst 'Opium and Strawberries' focuses on the everyday humour and struggles of a single parent caring for her children. The social comment playsare suited to middle and senior secondary student. The exercises related to the plays help the teacher with using the play in the classroom. The workshops are designed with the serious drama student in mind. Dynamic Dramatics offers a combination of powerful original Australian drama with comprehensive and practical workshop activities for senior secondary students. It is a valuable tool to the English teacher examining the issues affecting society as well as a creative and instructional package for the drama specialist.