British drama educator Dorothy Heathcote, best known for her enquiry-based process drama, Mantle of the Expert, has died aged 85.
Born in 1926, Heathcote became internationally recognised for her unconventional methods of teaching drama, influencing change in teaching practice in this field. She taught at Newcastle University for 36 years.
Heathcote was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in June this year. She will be remembered as one of the pioneers of process drama and an inspirational educator.