This is for the sixteen plus age group. Included is an eight minute work set in 1897 when Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas met again after Wilde came out of prison.
It is useful because it identifies what was at the heart of this relationship, an understanding lost in scandal for over one hundred years.
It is also useful for encouraging tolerance regarding LGBTI relationships.
The learning objectives are performance for camera, appropriate camera shots and storyboarding for a cafe scene, the actor-director relationship, portrayal of LGBTI relationships and the significance of music in literary works.
The differentiation opportunities this resource offers teachers are that it facilitates students with creative, technical and performance skills while giving academic students the chance of research, evaluation and debate.
It links to the AS drama curriculum, which requires students to perform in plays and direct works, including period drama. It also links to the Media Studies curriculum in offering students the chance to produce a short film.
How to Use the Resource:
- Create a cafe scene with definitive characters in.
- Read Intentions and the poetry of Douglas and Wilde.
- Encourage a director to research facts in the text to inspire
actors and identify what questions to ask them.
- Consider improvisation at the end of the resource and use of French.
- Question the kind of shots necessary for this kind of scene.