Director Gregory Doran and actors Edward Bennett, Oliver Ford Davies and Mariah Gale examine the relationship between Polonius and his children and the relationship between Laertes and Ophelia. They argue that Polonius has a great love for his son but doesn't understand his daughter. The clip features extracts from the televised version of the 2008 RSC production of 'Hamlet'.
Gregory Doran and Mariah Gale discuss Ophelia's madness. Patrick Stewart reveals how the scene was given extra charge by keeping cast members in the dark. They consider how to approach the issue of mental instability. How might a person feel if their lover had killed their father? Does Ophelia play up her insanity by behaving in a deliberately manic way? We also learn how director and actress worked secretly on the scene and they discuss the fascination and danger of being on stage but not knowing what's going to happen next.
Actor Meg Fraser plays Ophelia. In rehearsals for any play, the company examine the relationships between the characters. Here Meg explains how in Hamlet, each scene is a journey in itself and they have played this scene in several different ways in rehearsals.
This video is from the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2004 production of Hamlet.
Some feedback on this idea, please ? All you need are supermarket receipts from trolleys. People leave them all the time. When you're out shopping grab 'em. This lesson has numerous possibilities and can work on ALL levels.
Lesson poses 50 things teenagers should experience/learn before becoming 20. Students discuss and perhaps add some of their own. Plenty of scope for adaptation. Let me know if you find this useful. See part 2 as well.
Suitable for KS3/4 easily adapted for either<br />
Different level tasks for MA,LA or Core<br />
Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above<br />
A scheme of work with detailed lesson resources within PowerPoints designed to fit in with the new specification AQA Literature Paper 2 for KS3 and KS4 classes. The resources are tailored for the play adaptation of Benjamin Zephaniah's 'Refugee Boy' and included models and scaffolds for 'PETAZL'-style analytical paragraphs.<br />
Includes tasks and activities on language and structure analysis, character development and links with social and historical contexts. Took about 8 hours to make all this, so hopefully it will save you some time!
Who are the fairies ?<br />
Analyse of an extract of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to describe the kingdom of the fairies.<br />
Writing task: Who is Puck? Describe him and make predictions.<br />
Reading task: extract of the play + re-writing few lines in modern English<br />
Analyse of a second extract of the ballet to understand who the characters are.<br />
Why can we recognise them?<br />
Plenary: persuasive writing<br />
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU DOWNLOAD IT!
A full scheme of work (11 lessons) that focuses primarily on the topic Analyse, Comment and Review. This scheme of work explores the features used in a range of short films. Throughout this scheme of work, pupils will learn to comment, analyse and review elements of film, such as mise en scène, music and connotations. This scheme of work will equip the pupils with the skills needed to complete a summative assessment on a review of a short film. I have used this lesson for both my KS3 and KS4 English classes and have differentiated appropriately to suit the needs of all students.<br />
List of learning objectives explored throughout this scheme of work:<br />
1. L.O: To understand the features of a film review. <br />
2. L.O: To understand genre and be able to identify different varieties.<br />
3. L.O: To analyse the different features used in a film trailer.<br />
4. L.O: To explore how character is created without dialogue in film.<br />
5. L.O: To develop a knowledge of foreshadowing. (*Disclaimer: Contains one expletive.)<br />
6. L.O: To develop a knowledge of and analyse Mise en Scène. <br />
7. L.O: To understand how tension is created through music.<br />
8. L.O: To develop our understanding of the different types of sound used in film.<br />
9. L.O: To comment on a poem that has been adapted to film.<br />
10. L.O: To understand the term connotations and consider how it is used in film.<br />
11. L.O: To complete a detailed review on the film ‘Lovefield’.<br />