1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Drama
  4. Dramatic style and form
Playing a Character Revision

Playing a Character Revision

A PowerPoint that can either be used as a teacher-led presentation or as an independent activity for students to complete. There are a series of questions for students to answer regarding acting skills which then leads on to students having to explain how they would use these acting skills to play a range of stereotypical characters. I have used this resource with my KS3 classes (all abilities) and it have worked well in getting students becoming more confident in explaining HOW they would use their acting skills. This has helped with their evaluation work.
Drama_MissF
Masks Poster Pack 2- Recreational  and Disguise

Masks Poster Pack 2- Recreational and Disguise

This is Set 2 (containing 13 posters) of the Types of Masks Poster Pack, a collection of over 50 posters in four packs depicting a range of different types of masks from around the world. Set 2's thirteen posters are organised into two groups. Group one is protective masks found in common sports and recreational activities and includes Paintballing, Fencing, Scuba Diving, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Skiing and Kendo. The second group covers masks to disguise identities and includes Criminal, Police Officer, Activist/Protester, Wild West Outlaw and Superhero.. An introductory poster contains background information. A PowerPoint presentation is included with all the main photographs and the text. Each poster features a large, photograph highlighting the mask in context. A smaller photograph shows variations on that style of mask. A small information box details the masks use and function. The mask set was designed with the Drama teacher in mind as part of a comprehensive collection of masks. Masks can be integrated into many other areas of the curriculum and would be useful as topic starters in English, discussions of occupations and careers in HASS, models for Design and Technology or for creative play and art work. Pack 1 focuses on occupational protective masks including beekeeper, firefighter and surgeon. Pack 3 will focus on masks in entertainment such as the theatre and movies. Pack 4 will be a Cultural pack and look at ethnic and historical masks.
OzFlynx
Stanislavski Workbook

Stanislavski Workbook

Useful workbook for studying practitioner Constantin Stanislavski. The workbook leads students through research tasks on Stanislavski's background, styles and techniques as well as asking them to relate their research to practical examples. Actor's rehearsal log sheets and evaluation guidance also included. Can be used for Key Stages 4 and 5.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Bertolt Brecht Workbook

Bertolt Brecht Workbook

Useful workbook for studying practitioner Bertolt Brecht. The workbook leads students through research tasks on Brecht's background, styles and techniques as well as asking them to relate their research to practical examples. Actor's rehearsal log sheets and evaluation guidance also included. Can be used for Key Stages 4 and 5.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Introduction to Drama KS3

Introduction to Drama KS3

A 7 week unit of work introducing students to basic dramatic techniques and explorative strategies. Includes 7 lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson), resources and display posters. Ideal for any class starting to study Drama.
PerformingArtsTeacher
A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

This pack is for Primary School teachers bringing pupils to see the Unicorn Theatre's production of Othello in spring 2018. The pack includes an exploration of the themes within the play, interviews with creative team members and a series of drama activities and lesson plans that you can pick and choose from. This pack aims to support teachers to confidently use drama in the classroom and to enrich and extend the benefits of visiting the theatre. https://www.unicorntheatre.com/Othello The Unicorn production of Othello, by Ignace Cornelisson and inspired by Shakespeare's original, focuses on the young lovers, Othello and Desdemona, and explores what happens when emotions run out of control. Othello has never been in love before; he doesn’t understand or have the words to express this new emotion that he’s experiencing. There are those who wish to exploit Othello’s emotional naivety and soon he is engulfed in other powerful feelings: distrust, jealousy, confusion and anger, all which blind him to the truth and lead him to destroy the person he loves most. The drama activities are designed to support and extend pupils’ visit to the theatre and offer teachers ways to pick up on and explore the themes in the play, before and after a visit. They will use drama and storytelling as ways of exploring ideas that are relevant to the play and to support National Curriculum requirements: ‘All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.’ National Curriculum The resources also provide National Curriculum links at Key Stages Two and Three: to English through the development of spoken word and writing tasks, and to SMCS aspects of learning.
Unicorntheatre
Drama Improvisation

Drama Improvisation

An 8 week unit of work with lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson) looking at drama improvisation techniques. Lessons take the students through different scenarios and focus on a variety of aspects of improvisation. Aimed at Year 10 but could be used for Year 9.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Devising Drama KS4

Devising Drama KS4

An 8 week unit of work with lesson plans looking at devising drama from a stimulus. Includes a workbook, 8 lesson plans (90 minutes per lesson) and other resources. Leads students through the process of devising work from a stimulus using explorative strategies and dramatic techniques to create and develop original performance work.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Year 9 Drama Scripted - Page to Stage - Mental Health (Depression)

Year 9 Drama Scripted - Page to Stage - Mental Health (Depression)

This scheme of work uses the play 'A Super Happy Story' by Jon Brittain. You will need to purchase this text to access the work. It is designed for students to take a look at depression in a safe way and teach students how to take a performance from page to stage. There is a written and performance assessment at the end. It is designed to take approx 10 weeks but can easily be appropriated.
c_walker
Dance Drama KS3

Dance Drama KS3

A unit looking at movement/physical skills combining elements of dance and drama to create a final movement piece based on a stimulus. A 5 week unit of work with lessons plans, workbook and resources. Lessons are 90 minutes each so the unit can be extended across more weeks with shorter lessons. Aimed at Year 8/9.
PerformingArtsTeacher
Indonesian Puppet Theatre

Indonesian Puppet Theatre

Unit of work for KS3 Drama studying traditional Indonesian Puppet Theatre using the story of Diwali. Aimed at year 7 with lots of cross-curricular links (RE, Music, Art). Currently split into 4 lessons of 90 minutes but could easily be split into six or eight shorter lessons.
PerformingArtsTeacher