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Shekespeare's Greatest Treagedies - Readin Comprehension Bundle

Shekespeare's Greatest Treagedies - Readin Comprehension Bundle

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate William Shakespeare's most popular tragedies incuding: - Othello - Macbeth - Hamlet The bundle also includes a biography of the famous playwright. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Othello - the story - based on William Shakespeare's play - Reading Comprehension

Othello - the story - based on William Shakespeare's play - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of Othello based on William Shakespeare's famous tragedy. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False and a character match exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Shakespeare's The Tempest (abridged play, study pack and master and servant mini unit)

Shakespeare's The Tempest (abridged play, study pack and master and servant mini unit)

The purpose of this project is to introduce Shakespeare in performance to students of all abilities aged 11-14 years. Working with an abridged version of ‘The Tempest’ and structured activities, students will get an idea of what is required to put on a production, from understanding the issues in the play to designing costumes. The abridged version has been adapted to be more beneficial to a school cast by increasing the number of parts for girls (King Alonso has become Queen Alonsa, and the scheming brother Sebastian has become a scheming sister, Sebastiana), and the option of splitting Ariel, a main character, into six parts, giving students the chance to share this fantastic character, and opening up further opportunities for effective movement on stage as detailed in the Ariel activities here. In the first part of the project, the students explore the main issues of the play through lively drama activities, developing their skills as performers. Movement is a key area of the project and students will learn about body language and physical expression. A speech and main phrases are studied in order to develop voice skills. Drama vocabulary is expanded, getting students ready for GCSE. In the second part of the project, the students will design their production with the aid of photocopiable worksheets. Important character details and quotations are provided to assist students in the planning of the costume, hair and make-up for each character. Problem solving activities are tackled in designing the bewitched banquet. A list of sound effects and music is provided and students are encouraged to create their own musical instruments.
auriel
Introducing Shakespeare

Introducing Shakespeare

In this resource, extracts from eight plays have been carefully selected to introduce to students new to Shakespeare. The activities that accompany the extracts are designed to make Shakespeare accessible even to the unenthusiastic student, and gradually become more challenging as the unit progresses. Activities include improvisation, making a flip book, costume design, finding out about the Elizabethan homeless and tableaux with silent movie style captions. Students are gradually eased into a lively step-by-step understanding of Shakespeare. The approach to each extract is different to give a sense of variety. Literary terms such as alliteration, rhyme sequence and pun are explained, and students find and highlight examples in the text. By thinking about the tone of voice that is best suited to certain phrases, and which words and phrases to emphasize, the text is vocalized and brought to life. Themes in the text are given a modern-day context through improvisation, making the issues relevant to the students. Terms such as a play within a play, soliloquy, dumb show and prologue are applied to the extracts with explanations. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of Comedy and Tragedy. In the prologue from Henry V students will gain an insight into Shakespeare’s ideas about the nature of theatre. The texts are presented almost entirely in their original versions. Following each extract, the less familiar words are listed with their meanings.
auriel
Artaud and Stanislavski, a practical exploration

Artaud and Stanislavski, a practical exploration

This pack introduces students to the theatre practitioners Antonin Artaud and Konstantin Sergeievich Alexeiev (Stanislavski). Students will develop a practical understanding of the ideas of Artaud and Stanislavski through the exercises provided, in addition to formulating their own ideas about the nature of theatre. Artaud and Stanislavski epitomise performing skills vital for all drama students: physical theatre, realism and character analysis. Through the exercises in this pack, students will gain a detailed knowledge of the philosophies of these two contrasting practitioners. The following areas will be explored in detail: how the audience is affected by the performance, different ideas about how to stage a play and the role of the performer. Through their study of Artaud and Stanislavski, students will be encouraged to refine and develop their own theatre practice by means of regular feedback sheets which serve to organise their thoughts. The feedback sheets will prove a valuable record of the learning experience when it comes to formulating ideas in written work. Knowledge and subject specific vocabulary will be expanded. As well as considering the value of the work of Stanislavski and Artaud, the students will appraise, analyse and criticise their own work in progress and in performance, increasing their maturity as thinking performers.
auriel
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (abridged play, summaries, creative writing, character notes, etc.)

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (abridged play, summaries, creative writing, character notes, etc.)

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
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