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AQA Drama (9 - 1) - Live Theatre - Lighting Question - Editable

AQA Drama (9 - 1) - Live Theatre - Lighting Question - Editable

***AQA Drama (9 - 1) - Live Theatre - Lighting Question - Editable *** This is a resource in which you could use to assist the planning for a live theatre question. On the sheet there is two sheets, Page 1 - Introduction, Scene 1 (3 Moments Page 2 - Scene 2 (4 Moments) For each moment there is a space for an image and then some notes next to it, under all of the moments for that scene/section there is a context box to explain where in the production you are talking about. Please see my example for more guidance What You Get Powerpoint Editable version Please Note, I use downloaded fonts in my example. They have been changed in powerpoint for editing
lewis_champney
AQA Drama (9 - 1) - Live Theatre - Lighting Question - Example

AQA Drama (9 - 1) - Live Theatre - Lighting Question - Example

***AQA Drama (9 - 1) - Live Theatre - Lighting Question - Example *** This is a resource in which you could use to assist the planning for a live theatre question. In my example i have used the outstanding production of ‘Things i know to be True’ by Frantic Assembly. I have included images in my work from a digital version which allows for quick revision. What You Get PDF Example Version Please Note, I use downloaded fonts in my example.
lewis_champney
The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

This is a 10 minute medley that I have edited and produced. It would be great for a school performance or an assembly activity. The songs included (in order) are: The greatest show, Million Dreams, This is Me and Come Alive. There are 3 files to this resource: The Song Sheet the lyrics are in two colours, Black for solo singing parts that can be split to suit your group and Blue for the ensemble parts. The Medley MP3 This is a medley arranged by myself, it is a backing track but the original singers remain for the ensemble parts just to give the kids a bit of help. The Medley with singing MP3 I have recorded the song with vocals to show where the solo parts come in. I performed this medley with KS1 and Lower KS2 children. I split the solo parts into 3-4 lines each child, either alone or in little groups. They had no trouble learning their parts and the added ensemble vocals gave the volume needed for the big chorus parts. Please leave a review and happy singing!
rosie_m
Healthy Foods Assembly Script

Healthy Foods Assembly Script

This has been written for a year 3 assembly but can easily be adapted for other age groups. The assembly follows the adventures of Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and their dog Sherlock Bones. Big and Little just want to eat junk food all day so Sherlock tells them all about how to have a healthy diet. Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Narrator Big Skeleton Little Skeleton Sherlock Bones The Carbohydrates Group The Fats and Sugars Group The Proteins Group The Dairy Group The Fruit and Vegetable Group Props: A bag of crisps A “script” for the narrator See through sandwich bags containing weights of sugars (x4) A 45g bar of Dairy Milk A bottle of banana milkshake A box of Coco pops A diary A radio (doesn’t have to work) Music: Suggested: Food groups are Rockin’ Tonight (available through YouTube) Funny Bones cartoon theme and end credits. Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
mcmahonshaun1
Healthy Foods Assembly Script - Sample

Healthy Foods Assembly Script - Sample

SAMPLE SCRIPT This has been written for a year 3 assembly but can easily be adapted for other age groups. The assembly follows the adventures of Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and their dog Sherlock Bones. Big and Little just want to eat junk food all day so Sherlock tells them all about how to have a healthy diet. Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Narrator Big Skeleton Little Skeleton Sherlock Bones The Carbohydrates Group The Fats and Sugars Group The Proteins Group The Dairy Group The Fruit and Vegetable Group Props: A bag of crisps A “script” for the narrator See through sandwich bags containing weights of sugars (x4) A 45g bar of Dairy Milk A bottle of banana milkshake A box of Coco pops A diary A radio (doesn’t have to work) Music: Suggested: Food groups are Rockin’ Tonight (available through YouTube) Funny Bones cartoon theme and end credits. Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
mcmahonshaun1
Evolution Assembly or Class Play

Evolution Assembly or Class Play

Evolution Assembly or Class Play Cast of 30 (easily adjustable) Duration: Around 20 minutes without the inclusion of music suggestions. This script has ‘serious factual content’ including a timeline from the beginning of time to the present, but it has plenty of humour including a seriously bad set of jokes at the end! This assembly or class play is based on the Evolution and Inheritance unit of study and has the following coverage: How fossils record changes that living things undergo over millions of years Shared characteristics of parents and offspring Adaptation and evolution of animals and plants in order to survive in different habitats/how characteristics are acquired rather than inherited/natural selection How creatures change over long periods of time Sample Text: (Enter Giant Tortoise slowly) Narrator: (Sarcastically) In your own time! Giant Tortoise: Hey! No need to rush! And it’s not like I have any predators to run from. Narrator: Just as well! Have you had far to come? Giant Tortoise: I live on the Galapagos islands, off the South American coast. Narrator: Whoa! That’s a long way! Giant Tortoise: Not as far as Mr Darwin travelled on his five-year trip! Narrator: So, you met the great man? (Enter Finch) Finch: We certainly did! Took some of us home with him! (Enter Darwin) Darwin: (To Giant Tortoise and Finch) You got me thinking about (To Giant Tortoise) Different patterned shells (To Finch) Different shaped beaks. You see, these creatures were different on each island suggesting they had adapted to their immediate environment. Giant Tortoise & Finch: (Together) Fascinating! (Exit Giant Tortoise & Finch) Narrator: Shall we look at some other examples? Darwin: (Enthusiastically) Certainly! Music 3 Parade of the Charioteers (Enter Stag and Peacock, both strutting proudly across stage) Stag: Look at my fine antlers! (Looks at audience) Anyone want to take me on? Peacock: Huh! No need for any violence! Just look at my magnificent display (opens tail to full effect). Who could not be impressed with me? Narrator: (Thoughtfully) Hmm. They are rather winning features Stag: It’s called ‘survival of the fittest’! Peacock: You’ve gotta have what it takes you know!
suesplays
World War One Assembly Play

World War One Assembly Play

This play has been written to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One in a way that is educational, entertaining and respectful to the sacrifice made by the combatants. The play is suitable for performance by children aged 10-11. The run-time for the performance is just under twenty minutes. The script includes recommendations for music and a song, suggestions for costumes, set arrangement and props required for each scene. There is a total of 24 roles; 3 roles are recommended for acting by girls, 3 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling of roles as suggested, the play could be performed by 18 children. However, this number could easily be increased -or reduced- by two by adjusting the number of VOLUNTEERS. 15 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Greek Myths Assembly KS2 Theseus and the Minitaur

Greek Myths Assembly KS2 Theseus and the Minitaur

The story of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the greatest tales of heroism from Ancient Greece. This play offers an amusing version of the classic adventure and is an ideal resource for any class studying Ancient Greece or myths and legends. The play is designed for performance by Years 5 and 6. The run-time for the performance is 25 minutes. The play would suit performance groups and classes with 17-25 children. There are 10 recommended roles for boys and 7 for girls. The play script contains notes for direction, the arrangement of the set as well as details concerning the costumes and the props required for each scene. 15 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Father's Day Assembly Play Daddy Cool by Robert Reed

Father's Day Assembly Play Daddy Cool by Robert Reed

Father’s Day was first celebrated on 19th June, 1910 in Spokane, Washington State, America. This play is an entertaining and informative way to celebrate Father’s Day and let dads know how much they are appreciated. The play is suitable for performance by children in Years 2 and 3 (6-8 years old). The run-time for the performance is 20 minutes. There is a total of 23 roles; 7 roles are recommended for acting by girls, 7 roles are recommended for performance by boys. 13 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Anzac Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

Anzac Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

This play has been written to educate audiences of all ages about the heroism of Private Jack Simpson and the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli. Whilst the play is meant to be humorous in parts, it also should convey the tragedy of Private Simpson’s sacrifice. The play is suitable for performance by children aged 8-10 (Years 4-5). There is a total of 26 roles; 1 role is recommended for acting by a girl, 3 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling of roles, the play could be performed by 21 children. Alternatively, the number of roles could be enlarged to 28. The run-time for the performance is 20 minutes. The script includes recommendations for music, suggestions for costume and set arrangement and a list of required props. 15 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Ancient Greek Olympics Assembly Play by Robert Reed

Ancient Greek Olympics Assembly Play by Robert Reed

The play is suitable for performance by children aged 9-11 years. The run-time for the performance is fifteen minutes. The script includes recommendations for music, suggestions for costumes, set arrangement and props required for each scene. There is a total of 17 roles; 3 roles are recommended for acting by girls, 2 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling of roles, the total number of roles could be reduced to 15. Alternatively, the cast could be enlarged with the addition of an extra NARRATOR. 13 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
4th July Independence Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

4th July Independence Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

The play script was written to re-tell the story of the struggle for American Independence in an amusing and entertaining show. The play has been written for performance by children 8-10 years old (3rd-4th Graders). Dance, songs, props, costumes and set arrangement are suggested for an accomplished production. The run-time for the show is 30 minutes. Referring to important historical information, the script would also make a useful resource for any teacher wishing to explore the subject of the Patriots’ struggle for independence. Total number of characters: 41 (18 non-speaking) Number of acting roles with doubling of roles as suggested above: 32 (9 non-speaking, minimum 21 boys) Non-acting roles: Music (1), Sound effects (2), Stage-hands (2) Total number of roles: 32 - 46 19 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Sample pages from the play script The Big Ship Sails

Sample pages from the play script The Big Ship Sails

A short extract from the KS2/KS3 play script The Big Ship Sails, to enable teachers to try before they buy! The play is about the British Child Migration Scheme - which involved hundreds of thousands of children being exported to Commonwealth countries. It was one of the saddest periods in British modern history.
AliJC
Jeremy Kyle Cue Cards Drama / English

Jeremy Kyle Cue Cards Drama / English

Jeremy Kyle Cue Cards You can use these cards to spark discussion, devising, improvisation or hot seating. Using themes, characters, relationships, and much much more as stimulus. These have been used to explore the themes and relationships in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Blood Brothers and Blue Stockings.
Jcleep
KS3 Drama theory lessons

KS3 Drama theory lessons

If like me, you lose access to your Drama studio during exams, this resource’s aim is to make sure that theory/classroom based lessons are still valuable. This includes seven lessons worth of theory activities that are based upon the expectation (yet a differentiated version of) of students at KS4 (BTEC Technical Award). The topics include: -Physical Theatre types of staging performance and vocal skills analysis of aural and physical setting (using Shrek The musical and Matilda) comparing and contrasting performance works. Each lesson has a full PP and worksheet.
hstubbs1
Improvisation task based on Beatles' song lyrics

Improvisation task based on Beatles' song lyrics

Suitable for KS2 and KS3 this drama resource is good for small groups getting to grips with the lyrics of classic Beatles’ song lyrics. Many of them tell stories which can be acted out and elaborated upon. Eg Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Obla di obla da, Penny Lane, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, A Day in the Life, Eleanor Rigby, Being for the benefit of Mr Kite, Yellow Submarine, Octopus’ Garden, etc. I used this idea with a group of adults with learning disabilities and there was so much scope for characterisation and improvisation. This could be done over several sessions. Ours culminated in a Beatles’ Day with performances before an invited audience. The resource itself is a worksheet that can be given to each group to fill in once they have chosen which song lyric is going to be their starting point for an improvisation.
actitout1
A-Grade SQA Higher Drama 'Jane Eyre' Dramatic Tension 4000 Word Essay

A-Grade SQA Higher Drama 'Jane Eyre' Dramatic Tension 4000 Word Essay

This A-grade essay explores aspects of the 2017 National Theatre tour adaptation as performed at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen. Higher Drama Essay Question: As a director, choose a character from your selected text and describe in detail five ways in which this character helps to create dramatic tension. You must use textual references from the play to help you justify your answer. Explain, in detail, five directing concepts you would use to highlight these moments of dramatic tension in a production of your selected text. These need to be related to the first part of this question. The essay is approx. 4000 words.
biggles1230
Sample pages for the play script Murder Mayhem at Mayview Manor!

Sample pages for the play script Murder Mayhem at Mayview Manor!

Sample pages for the KS2/KS3 play script, Murder Mayhem at Mayview Manor! This is a short extract from the play which will, hopefully, help persuade teachers to buy the full script! The play is full-length and would be ideal as an alternative and original end of term production.
AliJC
Speed Dating Twelfth Night Character Revision

Speed Dating Twelfth Night Character Revision

Character Cards - character information from a variety of sources (including sparks notes, cliff notes etc…). Speed Dating Card. Give each student a character card allow them time to revise the information. Then use speed dating 1 minute on timer for other students to collect as much information as possible. Swap over to allow all students to have a go.
mallard_jules
Twelfth Night Plot Card Sort

Twelfth Night Plot Card Sort

A resource to help students studying Twelfth Night (Pearson Set Text for GCSE Drama) to revise the plot. They cut the cards, put in order and then check if they are right.
mallard_jules
"Fences" (by August Wilson) Complete Premium Package

"Fences" (by August Wilson) Complete Premium Package

A complete teaching unit for the play “Fences.” Contains more than 40 pages of reading questions, discussion topics, quizzes, essays, research activities, etc., plus a list of additional resources. Covers the entire play. Enough material for weeks of work.
lsilvestris
Inspector Calls Exam Prep Lessons

Inspector Calls Exam Prep Lessons

I have created several lessons breaking down aspects of the exam for students to be able to learn about lighting, set, costume and how to write for the examination. Each one is an hour lesson. One of the power points is just a mock exam lesson giving students time to review what they have learnt so far. Every lesson has a Do now, mini plenaries and on some notes on each powerpoint to help with delivery.
jstilwell
A Streetcar Named Desire Study Pack 3

A Streetcar Named Desire Study Pack 3

Pack 3 is a continuation of a resource bundle; includes notes and analysis on specific quotations from Scene 7-9 of 'A Streetcar Named Desire. Also includes -Contextual analysis Language analysis Characterisation and setting Themes that are linked to the context Useful for A Level students studying ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ either as part of coursework or as part of an exam, in the case of Y12 students. ***Pack 4 (Scene 10-11) coming soon. ***Please be sure to review my resource so I can improve on my work. Thank you. scripted
_scripted_
Drama Inspector Calls Component 3 Revision

Drama Inspector Calls Component 3 Revision

I have made a revision booklet for the exam. It breaks down each characters facial expression, gait and gesture. I also have included set, costume and aspects of lighting. The booklet also includes references to the play so they can use this information in the exam,
jstilwell
English Revision Cards Blank Templates - for Plays

English Revision Cards Blank Templates - for Plays

These colouful and well-structured card templates are designed to aid student revision of key topic areas. They can be filled in by either students or teachers, and then used by incorporating them into revision games, as essay writing aids, or as home revision aids. They are provided as both PDFs (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and as Word documents (for easy editing). They simply need to be cut out (if printed on card) and laminated (if printed on paper). This particular pack is intended for the revision of plays, and includes cards to aid the revision of: Characters Context Devices Scenes Themes I’ve also included an model example of how to fill the cards out, using characters from Macbeth. For any questions or comments, please contact TandLGuru@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks!
TandLGuru
Macbeth Revision Cards!

Macbeth Revision Cards!

These colouful, comprehensive, and well-structured revision cards for students securing their understanding of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth.’ Each card is visually-appealing and highly-detailed, covering aspects of each feature including a full summary, cited quotations from the play, definitions/ examples, and a consideration of audience reactions. They are tried and tested, with teachers incorporating them in revision games, using them as essay writing aids, or utilising them as home revision aids. They are provided as both PDFs (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and as Word documents (for easy editing). The revision cards included in this pack are: Characters - Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, The Witches, Banquo, King Duncan, Macduff; Context - William Shakespeare, James I and Divine Right, Witches and the Supernatural; Devices - Dramatic Irony, Soliloquies and Asides, Dramatic Tension; Scenes - Act 1 Scene 3 (Witches’ prophecies), Act 3 Scene 4 (Banquet/ Banquo’s ghost), Act 5 Scene 1 (Lady Macbeth sleepwalking); Themes - Unchecked Ambition, Madness, Fate and the Supernatural. For any questions or comments, please contact TandLGuru@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks!
TandLGuru
Leavers Assembly

Leavers Assembly

GoggleBox style leavers assembly. Adapted for my school but easily adaptable. Includes some laughs, memories and a few tears throughout! Parents loved it when we performed it and the children really enjoyed getting into role. I sat down and discussed funny things that happened to them at school for the ‘life of mammals section’ so it is worth doing- they have great ideas!
craigmc14
Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3: CSI

Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3: CSI

A detailed lesson for Act 2.3 of ‘Macbeth’. Students are in role as police inspectors and must use observations and deductions to work out who killed King Duncan. Great way to get students to analyse the scene through role play.
xxnats1989xx
Blood Brothers - A Modern Tragedy

Blood Brothers - A Modern Tragedy

This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations regarding the form and structure of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students learn about the key features of tragedies, identify these in the play, and analyse their effectiveness, considering Russell’s intentions. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Defining and exemplifying each of the features of tragedies; Inspecting the play, identifying and analysing Russell’s use of the features of tragedies throughout; Understanding the writer’s intentions and the anticipated audience reactions through some of the features of tragedies; Creating a mind map demonstrating the effectiveness of the features of tragedy upon the audience; Applying their understanding of the features of tragedy in the play to a storyboarding activity; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Features of tragedy cards for the card-sorting activity; ‘Text Inspector’ worksheet for the identification task; Template for the storyboarding activity; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing - find in the zip file)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
TandLGuru
Live Theatre Review Notes: Proforma

Live Theatre Review Notes: Proforma

This is a blank proforma to be given to students AFTER the they have seen a piece of live/streamed theatre. It is designed to force them to think about key moments from the play, identifying them in detail. It then goes on to ask a series of questions which, if answered in depth, would provide enough detail to answer a live theatre review question in an exam. It is a good way of collecting notes and can also be done as a classroom activity with a teacher. It doesnt look pretty so feel free to jazz it up! Suitable for GCSE and A Level on all boards. *Please dont let students take notes during performances or even in the interval. C’mon people! Let them watch the show!
c_walker
A Streetcar Named Desire Study Pack 2

A Streetcar Named Desire Study Pack 2

Pack 2 is a continuation of a resource bundle; includes notes and analysis on specific quotations from Scene 4-6 of 'A Streetcar Named Desire. Also includes -Contextual analysis Language analysis Characterisation and setting Themes that are linked to the context Useful for A Level students studying ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ either as part of coursework or as part of an exam, in the case of Y12 students. ***Pack 3 (Scene 7-9) coming soon. ***Please be sure to review my resource so I can improve on my work. Thank you. scripted
_scripted_
Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Willy Russell’s play ‘Blood Brothers.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the play, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Russell’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Blood Brothers Lesson Bundle!

Blood Brothers Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Willy Russell’s play ‘Blood Brothers.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Blood Brothers - Mickey and Edward!

Blood Brothers - Mickey and Edward!

This engaging and interesting lesson enables students to make clear and developed interpretations of the characters of Mickey and Edward in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. In particular, students infer and interpret key information about the characters from their introductions into the play, before tracking how their characters develop through close analysis of their key actions and quotations. The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be both independent and collaborative learners. It follows this learning journey: Considering the idea of money ‘buying happiness’ and applying this concept to characters in the play; Engaging with the opening to the play and interpreting how Mickey and Edward are presented; Tracking how the characters are developed throughout the play, through engagement with their key actions and quotations; Creating character profiles which demonstrate their understanding of Mickey and Edward’s introduction and development throughout the play; Self-evaluating their learning in the lesson. Included in this resource pack are: A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; Appropriate extracts from the play; A template morale graph to enable students to track the development of characters; Character profile templates to help scaffold the main task, complete with quotes from the text; A comprehensive teacher guidance form/lesson plan to assist delivery. Resources are provided in both Word (for easy editing)and PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers). All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
TandLGuru