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The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The End of Eddy’, an adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis, for working with children in Years 12 and above. It contains interviews with the writer and director, important context for discussing poverty, LGBT+ bullying, and feeling like an outsider with students, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Oliver Musical Bundle

Oliver Musical Bundle

This Bundle includes everything you need to produce the Oliver Musical at a saving of 13%
rosie_m
Exploring WW2 Through Drama

Exploring WW2 Through Drama

A short scheme, suitable for KS2 and KS3, that uses drama to explore elements of WW2. It covers issues facing children at home and as evacuees during the Second World War and provides lots of opportunities for discussion, interaction, and the sharing of information. The scheme is presented as one long unit but can easily be divided into separate lessons or bitesize pieces for the classroom. Drama methods include freezes, role play, improvisation, hotseating, mime and writing in role. The unit is brilliant as a springboard for further WW2 work, or to further reinforce WW2 topic work. If you liked this resource and found it useful, please spare a moment of your valuable time to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Primary School Drama Policy

Primary School Drama Policy

A complete drama policy for your primary school, with guidelines on strategies, implementation, differentiation and evaluation. This policy includes everything you’ll need to create and maintain a drama syllabus in your primary school. Also includes suggested resources, websites and other sources for support and additional information. If you like this resource and found it useful, please take a minute to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Frantic Assembly (WW2) Drama SOW

Frantic Assembly (WW2) Drama SOW

A cross curricular scheme of work I wrote, aimed at Year 8, as an introduction to Frantic Assembly through the stimulus of the Holocaust. Any feedback is welcome!
samv794
Missing Person (Brecht) SOW

Missing Person (Brecht) SOW

A scheme of work aimed at Year 8 as an introduction to Brecht based on the theme Missing Person. Introduces: -Placards -Multi-role -Chorus -Distancing effect
samv794
Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

7 weeks - Drama Lesson Powerpoints Based on Genre and students develping six scenes of a movie. Can be adapted Covers: Genre Themes Plot and Sub Plot Character developmet Rehearsal techniques Stanislavski/naturalism Physical skills Vocal skills
Rajvindermann
AQA A Level Mocks (Much Ado & Metamorphosis)

AQA A Level Mocks (Much Ado & Metamorphosis)

Two complete papers featuring example questions that students could be asked as part of Component 1 examination for Drama and Theatre A Level (AQA). The questions are on Much Ado About Nothing (Section A), Metamorphosis (Section B) and 8 possible Live Theatre questions. Formatted in an approximate exam style. There are no questions for other set texts. Mark schemes available through AQA website. These are intended as revision or mock papers. These questions have been formulated by me and are in no way endorsed or approved by AQA.
c_walker
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
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
An Introduction to Punchdrunk

An Introduction to Punchdrunk

This unit of work contains collated information from many sources to give an overview of the theatre company, Punchdrunk and their immersive theatre style. It contains the conventions of Punchdrunk’s theatre. It features 5 performance tasks which are designed to allow the students to explore what it would be like to devise a piece in that style. Punchdrunk are a listed practitioner for AQA (at least) and their style is very popular and prolific. Having seen much of their work, i enjoy teaching this challenging style to A level students. This unit of work requires resources: lights, props/set, sound equipment, space, an audience!
c_walker
Introductory Workshop on Brecht

Introductory Workshop on Brecht

This is a short introductory workshop designed to look at some of the key ideas and theories propounded by Brecht. It the idea of taking short performance piece and gradually ‘Brechtifying’ it by adding more elements designed to distance the audience from the emotional content of the scene. It can last between 2 and 4 hours. I use this as part of A Year 12 unit where we carousel through several practitioners over a few weeks at the start of the year but it would be suitable for able GCSE students too.
c_walker
Perilous Tales One Act Preview

Perilous Tales One Act Preview

A sample of the script for FREE For teenagers to work on in workshops or as a one act performance piece These are: Dark, twisted cautionary tales With diverse and strange characters They require a very versatile set and costumes Also a lot of physical theatre / comedy Very challenging and demanding for a ensemble company Mask work Four somewhat dark and slightly twisted sketches (can be bought separately as sketches as well) linked together to provide four cautionary tales in a one act storytelling experience. In Tale One we meet Cedic and Sybil, two characters intent on never changing and hanging on to their happiness no matter what the cost. In Tale Two the dreadful Princess Loki risks everything to find her own song as she stampedes through her spoilt life. In Tale Three the vain (and rather stupid) Gorgeous Gerald is stalked by a Ghost who wants to live again in a really handsome body to win back his wife Imelda. Finally Ed and Molly Grimble play one computer game too many… The tales are performed ‘cartoon’ fashion by an ensemble cast, with the use of many props, costumes creative settings, and, if you like, you could fit in a handful of puppets somewhere (the original production used puppets at times to link the tales).
BarbaraHockley
Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

The Grimbles’ Last Game - a sketch for teenage drama students Great to explore ensemble cast work with a number of speaking roles Mask work and ‘games’ are included Physical theatre Challenging and creative A dark, surreal and comic tale For the PERILOUS TALES collection of surreal and slightly dark cautionary tales by Offbeat Theatre’s Barbara Hockley An excellent opportunity to use bizarre costumes and masks A dance number is required at the end - anything you like… Dark, surreal and completely off the wall Ed and Molly Grimble play computer games all the time - in fact, they do little else. But when they buy a new one from the mysterious Zed they get more than they bargained for. The game plan doesn’t seem to exist, there are no rules (apart from the ones Zed makes up) and on the first level they have to tackle apathy. How far will they get? Can they be bothered to get through Level One? Is Zed making it up, or is making it up part of the plan? Is there a plan? How important is it to ‘win’… If they do manage to get to the end… what sort of reward might they expect? This is for WORKSHOP use only, but can be performed with a licence.
BarbaraHockley
Hedda Gabler A Level Resouce with live design Notes

Hedda Gabler A Level Resouce with live design Notes

i have created this ppt as i have taught the text for A Level this year in line with the EDUQAS spec it has context - set questions for an actor director and designer and i have included some design notes from the touring production of hedda this year
jbennion1980
A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history of theater / drama from the ancient Greek Dionysian rituals till the establishment of London’s theater houses. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
MariaPht
AQA Drama GCSE Component one revision booklet- New Specification

AQA Drama GCSE Component one revision booklet- New Specification

This revision booklet is for the new GCSE specification and has a focus on Nought’s and Crosses, however it could be easily adapted. It focuses on the three sections of the exam. Within each section there is revision sections and tasks to do. I have used the specification to create the booklet. I hope that it is helpful. Any comments to improve please let me know.
laurenhoulder1
Stanislavski and Monologue Exploration  - Drama

Stanislavski and Monologue Exploration - Drama

This presentation includes various workshop ideas, links to videos, discussion points, stimulus for creating monologues and guidance for students to create and polish their final performances. There is enough material to last half a term with 2-3 hours a week of lessons. Final Outcomes - The students will create a monologue and perform it in a Naturalistic style The students will create a portfolio of evidence following their process and research
beckiehall
10 x Famous Actors Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama

10 x Famous Actors Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama

10 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Actors’. Wordsearchea re: British Actors Bruce Willis Hugh Grant Julia Roberts Julie Andrews Morgan Freeman Samuel L Jackson Stephen Fry Victoria Wood Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Scene Planning Sheet

Drama Scene Planning Sheet

I use this sheet at the beginning of scene work to remind students what their scene should look like and what to include. Although I’ve mainly used this resource with Year 6-8 students, I’m sure it could be used for younger and older with some adapting. Feel free to use, adapt, change whatever suits your needs. I hope it helps!
emmaline85
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Celebrity Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Celebrity Actor

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Knowledge Organiser for KS4 Based on Blood Brothers and Live Performance of Warhorse.

Knowledge Organiser for KS4 Based on Blood Brothers and Live Performance of Warhorse.

A KS4 Knowledge Organiser to support the OCR GCSE exam. Focusing on a set text of Blood Brothers and a live performance review of Warhorse. These skills and techniques are transferable to any live performance though. this is aid and guide students in revision and also ideal for cover lessons. A great amount of detail about the plot, stage configuration, characters, social, historical, political and cultural contexts is included to give and support students with the knowledge for Blood Brothers.
csims6
Knowledge Organiser for Greek Theatre

Knowledge Organiser for Greek Theatre

A Knowledge Organiser designed to be used for Key Stage 3 based on Greek Theatre. Challenge questions, background information, images to support this. Stage configuration and Key Drama skills and techniques all included.
csims6
Detailed  SOW and Assessment of Greek theatre for KS3.

Detailed SOW and Assessment of Greek theatre for KS3.

A detailed SOW with 9 lessons. Including mask making and introduction to Greek Theatre, lots of practical work. I have made this to be suitable for year 8. However I would teach this at any age. There is also an end of topic assessment too.
csims6
WW1 Teaching Resources

WW1 Teaching Resources

A great bundle of WW1 teaching resources for KS2/KS3. Includes a mini play script plus performing licence and a great WW1 poetry into performance lesson plan, which would make a brilliant school assembly.
AliJC
Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Hollywood Heroes’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Shakespeare Resources Bundle

Shakespeare Resources Bundle

Four great Shakespeare adaptations for KS2/KS3 plus a scheme of work based on Hamlet. Ideal for lesson planning, understanding Shakespeare, shared reading or performance. Each script contains brilliant tasks and activities for further work in the classroom. Enough material for at least two terms!
AliJC
History Plays Bundle

History Plays Bundle

Five fabulous play scripts which explore different periods in history: WW1 and WW2; Victorian mill children; Britain’s child migrants and the history of the theatre - part one! Fabulous teaching resources, perfect for shared reading, assemblies, or performances. Each play also contains great activities and tasks for further classroom work.
AliJC
The Crucible Workbook Edexcel Component 3

The Crucible Workbook Edexcel Component 3

This workbook is designed to provide a complete practical overview of the play in preparation for the C3 exam. It explores the play practically and aims to cover all the bases required for C3. It’s your to use as is or play about with. There are weeks and weeks of exploration work here so hopefully it should save you time and give the students exciting ways to explore the play.
jacobrusling
A Level Revision Pack Component 1 (AQA) MAAN and Metamorphosis

A Level Revision Pack Component 1 (AQA) MAAN and Metamorphosis

A 42 page revision pack containing a complete synopsis, character studies, SCHP contexts, revision activities, writing guides, structure and timing suggestions and a whole range of sample/mock exam questions. It is correlated and adapted from many sources. This pack is for AQA A level Drama students who have studied Much Ado About Nothing and Metamorphosis. If there is demand, I will break the resource into two seperate texts.
c_walker
Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller- OCR exploration and revision guide

Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller- OCR exploration and revision guide

Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller- OCR exploration and revision guide A guide to teaching and exploring the play for OCR written exam component ; Presenting and Performing texts. This scheme of work can be adapted as a worksheet for students or alternatively used as a classroom teaching resource (alongside practically exploring it as well). The yellow boxes are for independent revision purposes.
hannah_nicole
Devising non-naturalistic drama from a stimulus - 'Ready Steady Cook' themed.

Devising non-naturalistic drama from a stimulus - 'Ready Steady Cook' themed.

This session is based around devising non-naturalistic drama, students receive a bag of drama devices/techniques, which I refer to as ingredients (reinforcing the theme), which they then have to apply to their devising process. This session has been devised for KS3 year nine (upper four), but can be delivered to level three students on courses such as OCR/BTEC Diploma’s in Performing Arts. I suggest, if you do deliver this at level three, extend the main activity, by asking students to devise with a specific practitioner in mind, for example, Artaud or Brecht. To reinforce the course level you could also ask they students to write an artist intentions document or proposal, as if they were presenting their ideas to potential funders. I’ve had lots of fun with this lesson, as has my students. Enjoy it, and don’t take it too serious! Michael
michaelthomasjenkins