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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Abridged)

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Abridged)

In this abridged version of ‘Pygmalion’, the basic story line has been kept and no important events left out. Everything, including the stage directions, has been downsized to a quarter of the play’s original length. In the script that remains, most of Shaw’s words remain the same: changes have only been made when archaic or overly complex writing may interrupt the smooth flow. Prior to each act is a concise summary of events and following each act is a set of review questions. A character guide also features. This unit will ideally suit the teacher seeking a fairly equal mix of English and drama at the upper end of KS3 or KS4. There are further opportunities for written work in the Pygmalion Workbook (included) which gives background notes about the play and has activities in connection with each of the five acts. George Bernard Shaw believed everyone should have the same opportunities in life despite their colour, class, age, or the way they speak. 'Pygmalion' is the story of the flower girl from the gutter, Eliza Doolittle, who proves she can become as beautiful and well-spoken as a Duchess within six months with the help of speech expert Professor Henry Higgins who makes a bet with his friend Pickering. Higgins’ mother and Mrs. Pearce see the potential problems of this project. They are concerned about what will happen to Eliza when six months are over. She will be different. Will she be able to go back to her life on the street? Higgins and Pickering, despite being middle-aged, are immature and don’t wish to think ahead. Eliza proves to be an excellent mimic, like a parrot! When the six months are up, Higgins wins his bet but Eliza is unhappy about the idea of being thrown away. The play’s title is taken from a Greek myth. Pygmalion was a king who was also a sculptor of beautiful statues. He didn’t like the women in his city and he asked the goddess of love Aphrodite to bring his favourite statue to life. Pygmalion then married her. The play is similar to the myth in the following ways: Higgins is like Pygmalion in that he creates a beautiful Eliza. (She is described as quite ugly and rude at the start of the play when she’s a flower girl, in addition to making awful noises.) When his work with Eliza is finished, he realizes he is very fond of her and doesn’t want her to go after all. A change, therefore, takes place in Higgins too: he goes from cold-hearted to warm-hearted.
auriel
Blooms questioning dartboard

Blooms questioning dartboard

A great resource to utilise questioning in class. Add your own questions to the PowerPoint which has been linked to the colour coded slides. The learners should throw an object of your choosing (I use a suction ball or a paper ball) at one of the six colours. This will move the PowerPoint onto a question at varying levels of difficultly depending on which part of the target they hit.. A simple but effective starter or plenary. Note: Two versions have been included. One where challenging questions appear more frequently and one where lower order questions appear more frequently.
kellyhew1
150 x Drama Starters Settlers Wordsearches Crosswords IDEA Alphabet GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Lesson

150 x Drama Starters Settlers Wordsearches Crosswords IDEA Alphabet GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Lesson

150 x starter activities with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. 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. There are at least: 30 x Wordsearches 30 x Crosswords 30 x Anagram Sheets 30 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analysers 30 x Alphabet Brainstormers (for some there's more than one activity so there's more than 150 altogether) Themes/topics are (in no particular order): 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama IDEA Analysers Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers Brainstorm

30 x Drama IDEA Analysers Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers Brainstorm

30 starter-style I-D-E-A (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) starters covering 10 topics and themes. Students complete the ones they are comfortable with (eg lower ability complete 'Identify' where they simply can list their thoughts, higher ability complete 'Explain' and 'Analyse' where more detail and sentences can be used. Some of the next one can then be completed based on what they thought, to push them a little further. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Alphabet Analyser Brainstorm Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers

30 x Drama Alphabet Analyser Brainstorm Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Settlers

30 starter-style alphabet brainstorm analysers on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Anagram Sheet Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Anagrams Settlers

30 x Drama Anagram Sheet Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Anagrams Settlers

30 starter-style anagram sheets on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Crosswords Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Crossword Settlers

30 x Drama Crosswords Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Crossword Settlers

30 starter-style crosswords on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
30 x Drama Wordsearches Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Wordsearch Settlers

30 x Drama Wordsearches Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Wordsearch Settlers

30 starter-style wordsearches on the theme of Drama. Themes are: 1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play, 10. Famous Plays & Performances 11.Acting 12. Common Mis-spellings 13. Costume 14. Genres 15. Masks 16. Mime 17. Musical Theatre 18. Pantomime 19. Specialisms 20. Media 21. Communication 22. Conflict 23. Dramatic Irony 24. Emotions 1 25. Emotions 2 26. Gesture 27. Key Terms (ABC) 28. Language 29. Lighting 30. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
50 x Drama Starters #3 Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

50 x Drama Starters #3 Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

50 x starter activities with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. 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. There are at least: 10 x Wordsearches 10 x Crosswords 10 x Anagram Sheets 10 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Brainstormers 10 x Alphabet Brainstormers (for some activities there's more than 1 so there's more than 50 altogether) Themes/topics are (in no particular order): 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Drama IDEA Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

10 x Drama IDEA Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

10 starter-style I-D-E-A (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) starters covering 10 topics and themes. Students complete the ones they are comfortable with (eg lower ability complete 'Identify' where they simply can list their thoughts, higher ability complete 'Explain' and 'Apply' where more detail and sentences can be used. Some of the next one can then be completed based on what they thought, to push them a little further. Themes are: 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Drama Alphabet Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Brainstorm

10 x Drama Alphabet Analysers #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Brainstorm

10 starter-style Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers covering 10 topics and themes. Themes are: 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Drama Anagram Sheets #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Anagrams

10 x Drama Anagram Sheets #3 Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Cover Plenary Anagrams

10 starter-style anagram sheets covering 10 topics and themes. Themes are: 1. Communication 2. Conflict 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Emotions 1 5. Emotions 2 6. Gesture 7. Key Terms (ABC) 8. Language 9. Lighting 10. Theatrical Expressions Includes suggested extension activities, which can take 10 minutes or a whole lesson depending on detail given. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean