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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
PROCESSIONS Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality exploration

PROCESSIONS Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality exploration

Inspired by the ideas, themes and history behind PROCESSIONS https://www.processions.co.uk/, our aim is for this resource to be a starting point for your pupils/students to explore and learn about the history of Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality. We have created some simple and easy to follow activities to include in your teaching plans, which will encourage your pupils/students to develop historical knowledge and awareness of Women’s Suffrage as well as offering an opportunity to discuss gender equality within today’s context. Activities encourage responses through discussion, movement, debate, music and visual art. The resources are primarily designed for Years 5-8 in England and Wales, Years 6-9 in Northern Ireland and P6-S2 in Scotland, but they’re easily accessible for lower and upper age ranges. We want to encourage your pupils/students to explore their own views and opinions on gender equality today, as well as gaining an understanding about the importance of democracy and using your vote. Only 57% of 18-19-year olds voted in the last election (source YouGov website) and we want this project to encourage young people to vote in the future and inspire them to have their voice heard. This resource pack provides creative ideas as to how to work with your pupils/students. It is modular so it can be followed through from beginning to end or activities can be picked out and used individually. At times you might work with the class as a whole and at other times you may task smaller groups with the different activities provided. We have suggested subject links as part of each activity to help make useful connections with your teaching plans. These activities when paired with our banner-making toolkits will give your students/pupils stimuli and inspiration for the content of their banners. We would love schools to take part in the PROCESSIONS on the 10th of June, but acknowledge that this may not be possible for all, so we want to stress that this pack can be used before or after the event and used to inspire pupils, students and teachers using the themes and ideas behind PROCESSIONS. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS will commemorate 100 years since the first women in the UK won the vote. On Sunday 10th June 2018, thousands of women and girls, those who identify as women and non- binary individuals, will form four epic processions in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Given green, white or violet to wear, the colours of the suffrage movement whose initials stood for “Give Women Votes”, they will together create waves of colour as they celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage.
louise_dennison1
Role in The Middle

Role in The Middle

A thorough look at the aims and objectives of the Drama exercise, “Role-in-the-Middle”, with guidelines, examples and rationale for experienced and inexperienced drama teachers alike. The aims are to collaborate and create a new character, or flesh out an existing character. To discover or invent the rules which lead to high quality work. A character building game, where one student, or empty chair, takes the centre, representing a blank character. Around them, other students take turns to make contributions, developing the character and filling in the blanks.
obsteve
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
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
Component 3 (Pearson/Edexcel) Drama 1-9 Section A Revision

Component 3 (Pearson/Edexcel) Drama 1-9 Section A Revision

A selection of PowerPoints and Word docs I have put together when creating final revision notes for Component 3 - Section A. I have used the Pearson (Edexcel) revision books and guides to support examples and used marking criteria from Spec and SAMs. Focusing on Twelfth NIght as the set text, but could be easily adapted for all of the Set Texts for C3. I hope you find it useful… I am guessing. I am no font of knowledge, nor do I know if its 100% right, so we will see in the summer! :)
mallard_jules
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
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
Perilous Tales a One Act Play

Perilous Tales a One Act Play

For teenagers to work on in workshops or as a one act performance piece THIS OPTION DOES NOT INCLUDE A PERFORMING LICENCE but DOES include a licence to photocopy 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
Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

Sybil and Cedric’s Tale - a sketch for teenage drama students Challenging and creative work for teenagers in drama workshops A dark, surreal and comic tale Requires ensemble cast, creativity and a sense of the absurd Physical theatre A fantastic opportunity to explore different acting styles and work in an unusual 'cartoon style’ For the PERILOUS TALES collection of surreal and slightly dark cautionary tales by Offbeat Theatre’s Barbara Hockley PLOT: Cedic and Sybil are a couple intent on never changing and hanging on to their happiness no matter what the cost. Can they fend off the somewhat perilous life that seems to be lurking outside their front door? Will other people infiltrate their cosy home and steal their happiness? Performing rights also available
BarbaraHockley
Loki's Lament for Drama Workshops

Loki's Lament for Drama Workshops

DRAMA WORKSHOP SKETCH FOR TEENAGERS A dark, surreal and comic tale For the PERILOUS TALES collection of surreal and slightly dark cautionary tales by Offbeat Theatre’s Barbara Hockley Explores the perils of greed and ignorance Easy to stage - but fantastic for exploring performance styles, comic and dark characters, black comedy and absurd themes Ensemble cast (8 speaking parts +/versatile) - swap around and explore Offered here as workshop material for teenagers - but can be performed with additional PR licence The dreadful Princess Loki only has to point and everyone gives in to her. She gets exactly what she wants. But one day she hears a song - a song that belongs to someone else and she wants her own song. Badly. Loki risks everything to find her own song as she stampedes through her spoilt life and she finds it … to her cost.
BarbaraHockley
Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

GORGEOUS GERALD AND THE GHOST for DRAMA WORKSHOPS Note: Most of this sketch is in rhyme! Challenging and creative work for teenagers in drama workshops A dark, surreal and comic tale For the PERILOUS TALES collection of surreal and slightly dark cautionary tales by Offbeat Theatre’s Barbara Hockley A tale concerning the perils of greed, self interest and narcissism Flexible staging and versatile character work Open to extreme creativity and physical comedy - a great workshop activity, but performances also possible with a licence Plot: Gerald is narcissistic, beautiful, vain and, unfortunately, extremely dim. His friends aren’t much better and their flattery is dangerous. The Ghost, however, is very dead, but he would like not to be. To solve his problem he needs a new body so he can get back to being alive and win back his darling wife Imelda. Imelda is currently being wooed by a vampire, with tales of living forever and avoiding the whole inconvenience of death. The Ghost fancies Gerald’s body might suit him (he’d like to be that gorgeous) … but how can he get Gerald out of his body so he can get in…? And can he then get to Imelda before she runs off with the Vampire promising her immortality?
BarbaraHockley
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
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
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
My name is Tom: School Production Bundle.

My name is Tom: School Production Bundle.

My name is Tom by Alan Spence explores the problems of e-safety and new technology and new media for both teenagers and adults. When Paris and Darnell are exposed, they are not the only ones. This excellent piece of theatre tells the story from both the teenage and adult perspective, while keeping the audience guessing as to how it will end. Covering everything from teenage love, friendship, school, friendship and much more… The bundle provides everything your school needs to mount your very own production; script, synopsis, poster, production notes and…an interview with playwright / director Alan Spence. Plus…It even has a 5/6 lesson unit of work which has additional scripts for students to explore the play and share their own experiences and concerns about these major issue. Plus …a production trailer to sell the production in your school… Sorry you missed the introductory discount, but still excellent value at £20.00 plus licence. Ideal for your next school production, GCSE study, Anti - Bullying week or next years Safer Internet Day 12th Feb 2019!!!
al1948uk
Drama Putting On A Show Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Lesson

Drama Putting On A Show Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Lesson

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Drama, Putting On A Show’. 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
Ks3 Drama Script, 'Gamer' bundle.

Ks3 Drama Script, 'Gamer' bundle.

A Powerpoint, script and worksheet I use with lower ability year 7’s. The theme is ‘gaming’ which I find pupils enthusiastic and knowledgeable about which can build confidence. The series of Power Point lessons, includes learning objectives such as vocal, physical exercises, line learning tips, creating different video game characters, as well as a role on the wall template and ‘Character worksheet’. The bundle also includes a complete four page script, with lots of ideas for differentation, to create this Drama piece. Can be used for half a term for a higher ability class or for a full term, with a lower ability class.
Torimuffin
Poetry Resources for KS1 and KS2

Poetry Resources for KS1 and KS2

Poetry-based lesson plans and scripts for KS1 and KS2 children. Great for exploration of narrative poetry and for giving a range of performances. This bundle includes a lesson plan based on a WW1 poem, a short lesson plan based on an autumn-themed poem, a script version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and a mini script of Matilda (who told lies and was burned to death) by Hilaire Belloc.
AliJC
WW1 Poetry Into Performance Lesson Plan

WW1 Poetry Into Performance Lesson Plan

An upper KS2/lower KS3 lesson plan which explores a narrative poem by Siegfried Sassoon. Students explore the rhythm of the poem, the concept of what it means to be a hero, the language of the poem, its characters, story and the strong contrasts it presents. Various drama methods - speaking aloud, mime, freezes, thought-tracking, improvisation, tableau - bring the poem to life, culminating in a mini performance of the poem. It’s a powerful and inspirational session. The lesson can be completed in 75 minutes and the resulting performance is brilliant for topic days or a whole school assembly.
AliJC
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