Stage Types

Stage Types

This resource is a PowerPoint where on each slide is a stage type: thrust stage, end on stage, in the round and traverse stage. I have printed (A3) and laminated each slide to display in my dance studio. I refer to the stage types at KS3 when asking pupils to sit in the audience, ready for a class performance/assessment. “Year 7, take your places in the audience of a thrust stage.” This is also really useful to use as an aid for class management. At KS4, the display acts as a revision aid.
samjball
Key Stage 3 Assessment Booklet

Key Stage 3 Assessment Booklet

This assessment booklet assesses students for key terms and key knowledge learnt during each block. Self evaluation is a large focus for performance evaluation, linking to many GCSE Drama skills. The booklet supports the Key Stage 3 Drama workbook.
csims6
The Jew of Malta (Christopher Marlowe) - questions - Act 5, scene 1

The Jew of Malta (Christopher Marlowe) - questions - Act 5, scene 1

The questions in this file are replicated multiple times to ease printing, photocopying and distribution. They deal with affirmations made by Barabas and Ferneze in this scene and require students to justify their answers with evidence from Act 5 scene 1, as well as from elsewhere in the play where appropriate. Students could be given one or both questions either to respond to with short answers or to expand/develop into an essay.
Angelil
The Jew of Malta film: guiding questions

The Jew of Malta film: guiding questions

This list of questions is intended for students studying Christopher Marlowe’s play “The Jew of Malta”. The questions can be given to students before or after watching the Grandfather Films production of the play, with the understanding either way that they make notes throughout their viewing of the film. The questions include topics such as possible cuts that could be made, the chronology of the film, and the casting. The questions could therefore be used by students of English, Drama, or Film Studies. There are three copies of the questions per page, for ease of printing, photocopying and distribution.
Angelil
Fact sheet: Machiavelli

Fact sheet: Machiavelli

This resource was designed for students studying Christopher Marlowe’s play The Jew of Malta, but it could equally be of use to teachers and students of History or Politics, as well as English and Drama. It consists of a brief overview of Machiavelli’s life and work, with 3 copies per page to ease printing, photocopying and distribution.
Angelil
Character impressions grid: The Jew of Malta (Christopher Marlowe)

Character impressions grid: The Jew of Malta (Christopher Marlowe)

This character impressions grid can be used by students throughout their study of Christopher Marlowe’s play “The Jew of Malta”, or completed at the end of the unit as a revision activity. It covers key points for students to make notes upon, including attitudes, how characters speak, and the impact of characters upon the audience. It is advisable to print/photocopy on A3 to give students maximum space to write. Alternatively, it can be uploaded directly to your school’s VLE so students can make their notes directly onto a digital copy.
Angelil
Bellamira PPT - The Jew of Malta (Christopher Marlowe)

Bellamira PPT - The Jew of Malta (Christopher Marlowe)

This PPT is designed to introduce students to the character of Bellamira in Marlowe’s play The Jew of Malta, starting with an image suggesting a modern prostitute as a stimulus for discussion. (Possible questions for students could be who they think this represents in the play - if you have asked them to read ahead - or what character traits or jobs are suggested by the image.) The focus then shifts to scenes 1 and 2 of Act 3 of the play. Again these could be read together in class, or something you have asked students to read alone before the lesson takes place. Student ideas are invited as to whether the scenes are comic or tragic. These could be elicited in any way you wish. The final slides invite students to direct one of the scenes from either a comic or tragic perspective, considering lighting etc. As such this lesson is suitable for English or Drama. It was initially designed for KS5 but could easily be used for KS4 as well.
Angelil
Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers Bundle

Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers Bundle

A collection of the Key stage 3 Knowledge Organisers used commonly in most school/academies. These are a great resource to use in class or for homeworks/ quizzes/ revision.
csims6
Nativity play - with a difference! - Full script plus posters and program

Nativity play - with a difference! - Full script plus posters and program

‘Not another Nativity!’ was written for secondary school students as a counter to the endless primary nativity plays! It was also written as a small memorial to George Micheal with two of his songs ‘Faith’ and ‘Last Christmas’ featuring. It is a light-hearted comedy, a play within a play focusing on a class of Year 11 students who want to do things their way… could be easily adapted for year 6 students who want to do a special nativity for their last year in primary The play is about 12 - 15 minutes long in total, with 11 speaking parts (though these parts can doubled up or divided in further characters as necessary). Very few props are needed and no special staging or lighting. I have also included a promotional poster for students, a promo poster for parents and a program - all you need to do is complete with school logo and student names. I do hope you enjoy it as much as my students did - any questions please do message me!
FollyFairy
The Lion King Script - School Production

The Lion King Script - School Production

This script was written for a Year 3 and 4 summer production. Can easily be done or edited for younger or older. The script was based on Disney’s The Lion King film from 1994. All of the songs and backing tracks included can be found on YouTube. Also includes the link to see the script in action - watching the recording of the performance.
attystar
Pas de death - lighthearted comic script

Pas de death - lighthearted comic script

Short Drama script suitable for performance at any time - especially appropriate for Hallowe’en Synopsis: Death has been reaping souls for thousands of years, and to be honest, he needs a vacation. His chief actuary Timothy Simpkins is the obvious (or only?) man to take his place while he is away. Timothy embraces his new role, as The MOTHMAN, Whose Name is Death - but will he be successful in carrying out his new “death duties”? Suitable for: Years 8-12 Running time: approximately 40 minutes Set requirements: Simple set, with reversible flats to represent the different locations. Characters: 7-14 4-8M 4-9F:
sarabande2012
Christmas drama script bundle

Christmas drama script bundle

This royalty free Christmas drama bundle contains 1 monologue, 2 reader’s theater scripts, 7 one act plays, 2 choral readings and 9 short skits A few of those included are: The Innkeeper’s Wife (3 versions) Characters: 4-5, run time: 5-7 minutes It is eleven years after Jesus is born and the Innkeeper’s wife retells the story of Jesus birth to her three children. One version splits the lines with the husband. Elizabeth - a monologue by the mother of John the Baptist on Christmas Eve. She is doubly blessed with a son (finally) and to be alive at the coming of the Messiah. Run time: 2 minutes Elizabeth and Zechariah - Characters: 2, run time: 2-3 minutes. The couple decides to leave civilization and bring John up in the desert because of Herod’s violent jealousy over a rival king Dateline: Bethlehem - Reactions to Jesus Birth. Characters: 9 M, 3F, 3 either; doubling possible, Run time: 22 minutes Jasmine’s Star - Teenaged Jasmine, granddaughter of one of the Magi, decides she’s going to disguise herself and join the caravan following the star of Bethlehem, dragging childhood companion Meshach into another one of her “hare brained” schemes. Meanwhile King Herod takes extreme measures to protect his throne from a rival king. Characters: 12 M, 3 F, as many extras as desired Run Time: 2 acts, 45 min
Rubyranger
Hamlet Outline

Hamlet Outline

A summary of Hamlet, giving an outline of the story and the important characters involved. Great for a quick reference or as a starting point for a lesson. Also useful for teachers who don’t want to read the whole play!
AliJC
The Hamlet Rap

The Hamlet Rap

A rap which tells the story of Hamlet. Created and performed by young members of a youth theatre in Manchester. This was a complementary piece of work to the play script Hamlet, the Murder Mystery but can stand alone and makes a great performance piece.
AliJC
An Introduction to Shakespeare

An Introduction to Shakespeare

This 9 page workbook introduces your students to the life and times of Shakespeare. It is designed to be interactive and requires students to research much of the information themselves. It includes a template to create Shakespeare’s biography in the form of a resume, fun facts on life in Elizabethan England, some background on the Globe, Shakespearean insults to be hurled at one another, well- known phrases we use today which were coined by Shakespeare and a research project on life at that time. The resource includes a teacher’s copy which provides more background information and suggested answers to questions. It is suitable for secondary students who are about to study their first Shakespeare.
underthedesk
The Taming of the Shrew  - Reading Comprehension

The Taming of the Shrew - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of The Taming of the Shrew based on William Shakespeare’s famous play / comedy. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, a character match exercise, a multiple choice exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
KS3 Drama The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty Scheme of Work

KS3 Drama The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty Scheme of Work

Complete scheme of work for studying the play, The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty. 6 lesson plans for a Year7/8 Drama Class, complete with powerpoint and activities, plus an assessment at the end of the scheme. The lessons include predicting the end of the play, teacher in role activities, whole class improvisation, scene work, and Drama techniques such as role on the wall. The play explores bullying and social pressure, as well as the different agencies involved in the case and so is great for building PSCHEE knowledge as well.
carolynbooth
Full 30 minute playscript of 'Pippa the Pirate Fights Plastic'

Full 30 minute playscript of 'Pippa the Pirate Fights Plastic'

This is a 30 minute play based on a pirate who becomes famous for fighting plastic pollution. I wrote and produced this play with lower and upper key stage 2 children, who managed the lines and stage directions well. I have adapted the play with current themes and there’s a host of characters who explain how plastic effects their lives in terms which can be understood from foundation stage. There are other themes including friendship and ‘being kind’ as well as a catchy recycle song. I give permission for character genders to be changed to suit your cast.
rosie_m
Sample - Double Trouble: Musical play for secondary/high school performance

Sample - Double Trouble: Musical play for secondary/high school performance

DOUBLE TROUBLE: A WHOLE SCHOOL MUSICAL AT A FRACTION OF THE USUAL COST! Are you in charge of the next school production? Is money too tight to mention? Would the students at your school love to do High School Musical, but you can’t afford the rights? Double Trouble is the answer! It’s 1984 and a time of high excitement! It’s the day of the international dance competition at VISPA College in Los Angeles. What could go wrong? Estranged twins Zac and Taylor are unlike each other in every way… except that they look exactly the same. When, unknown to one another, they both arrive at the college, things soon become hopelessly confused… and sorting it all out in time for the dance competition is gonna be murder! You’ll be doubled up with laughter! Double Trouble is a musical-comedy production with excellent opportunities for singing, dancing and acting for the whole school (Years 7 – 13). It’s designed for a cast of 40 speaking or singing roles, and has a running time of 2.5 hours. Double Trouble uses music from the 1980s to support and structure the narrative. These timeless tracks are as much of a hit with audience members who know them from back in the day, as they are with students hearing – and performing – them for the first time!
swdoubletrouble1971
Double Trouble: Musical play for secondary/high schools

Double Trouble: Musical play for secondary/high schools

DOUBLE TROUBLE: A WHOLE SCHOOL MUSICAL AT A FRACTION OF THE USUAL COST! Are you in charge of the next school production? Is money too tight to mention? Would the students at your school love to do High School Musical, but you can’t afford the rights? Double Trouble is the answer! It’s 1984 and a time of high excitement! It’s the day of the international dance competition at VISPA College in Los Angeles. What could go wrong? Estranged twins Zac and Taylor are unlike each other in every way… except that they look exactly the same. When, unknown to one another, they both arrive at the college, things soon become hopelessly confused… and sorting it all out in time for the dance competition is gonna be murder! You’ll be doubled up with laughter! Double Trouble is a musical-comedy production with excellent opportunities for singing, dancing and acting for the whole school (Years 7 – 13). It’s designed for a cast of 40 speaking or singing roles, and has a running time of 2.5 hours. Double Trouble uses music from the 1980s to support and structure the narrative. These timeless tracks are as much of a hit with audience members who know them from back in the day, as they are with students hearing – and performing – them for the first time! For a performance licence (£25) contact the author.
swdoubletrouble1971
Egypt Assembly Scipt

Egypt Assembly Scipt

This resource includes the script and 2 powerpoints for an assembly. Was originally for a year 5 class but can be adapted for any ks2 class. The first powerpoint includes opportunities to add photos of your own class and some cross curricular lessons, such as mummifying apples in Science and Egyptian movement in PE. The second powerpoint is a an ‘Egyptian’ version of Who Wants to be a millionaire. My school LOVED this assembly. Enjoy :)
frazert2
Macbeth - Meet the characters

Macbeth - Meet the characters

A selection of 7 illustrated one page handouts detailing the main points students need to know/remember about the main characters in the play. Ideal for SEN students to help them recognise the part each character plays in the play as a whole, or as a revision/introductory resource for GCSE students. Characters covered - Macbeth Macduff Banquo The witches Lady Macbeth King Duncan Malcom
flissthecat
Treasure Island Play Analysis

Treasure Island Play Analysis

Here is a resource for Drama Teachers to use for students in Years 7-10 to build up their performance analysis skills prior to and during GCSE classes. The Powerpoint has a number of slides to take students through the performance elements, There is also a series of questions to help students analyse the play. It can be watched from the link below. You will need to register your school officially and then you will get access to this brilliant website. Hope you find it useful! Matthew
matthewcoe
Our Day Out (2009) - The Musical

Our Day Out (2009) - The Musical

Whole scheme of work for Willy Russell’s updated musical Our Day Out. There are 8 detailed PowerPoints/ lessons with hyperlinks to video clips and songs from the musical. There is a midterm quiz and a final assessment where students are asked to analyse a character from the play using an extract. There are extra homework/ cover lesson tasks and a knowledge organiser.
sinead242
Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Willy Russell’s play ‘Blood Brothers.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the play, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Russell’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
TandLGuru
Blood Brothers,  AQA KS3/4 Scheme of Work

Blood Brothers, AQA KS3/4 Scheme of Work

Scheme of learning for KS3/4 study of Blood Brothers by Russell. Assessment based on Paper 2 of English Literature AQA. AO’s learning objectives focus. Lesson 1: Introduction to Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO3 Lesson 2: Learning More about Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO3 Lesson 3: The Agreement Between Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO2 Lesson 4: The Twins are Separated AO1+AO2 Lesson 5: Mrs Lyons Sacks Mrs Johnstone AO1+AO2 Lesson 6: The Twins are Reunited AO1+AO2 Lesson 7: Mickey Visits Edward’s House AO1+AO2 Lesson 8: Caught by the Police AO1+AO2 Lesson 9: Moving Away AO1+AO2+AO3 Lesson 10: A New Start AO1+AO2 Lesson 11: Suspensions and Secrets AO1+AO2 Lesson 12: Mickey and Edward Reunited AO1+AO2 Lesson 13:Teenage Years AO1+AO2 Lesson 14: Adult Life AO1+AO2 Lesson 15: Crime and Punishment AO1+AO2+AO3 Lesson 16: The End AO1+AO2 Lesson 17: Exam preparation lesson 1 AO1+AO2+AO3+AO4 Lesson 18: Exam preparation lesson 2 AO1+AO2+AO3+AO4 Final Assessment Question, 45 minute timed essay Resources: AQA Paper 2 mark scheme Assessment objective tasks Character family tree Character worksheets Contextual knowledge sheet Final assessment task Glossary of literary terms Parallels and contrasts Student-friendly adapted mark scheme Teacher questions for learning Timeline of tension and events
aliceboyd1995
A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry How We Express Ourselves with Fairy Tales

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry How We Express Ourselves with Fairy Tales

Fairy tales. An inherent part of childhood that take us on adventures of fantasy and culture. This complete IB PYP unit of inquiry delves into the imaginative world of classic fairy tales from around the world as we explore the central idea of: People around the world create stories to express emotion, ideas and values. With over 180 pages of trans disciplinary, hands on, inquiry based activities that provoke and engage, we develop our reading skills and strategies as we analyse different tales and text. (British & USA spelling is included. ) Designed for 2nd-5th grades, this packet provides differentiated activities and resources, making it easy to plan for your class’s needs. Activities that are marked A. are more challenging than those marked B. Lines of inquiry: How does literature invite different interpretations? How beliefs and values are taught through stories. What are different methods of storytelling? You will find the following within this packet: Comparing & contrasting different texts Inferring Theme-morals and values Sequencing Character traits Fictional writing & plot structure Descriptive writing & figurative language Puppets and puppet shows Digital storytelling Reader’s Theatre Fractured Fairy Tales Geometry – identifying polygons Tessellations Data analysis Formative assessments throughout. Rubrics & checklists And much, much more. This unit culminates with a summative assessment that requires the children to create their own fairy tale or recreate a well known tale, telling it in a way that demonstrates their own unique form of expression. The kids love every part of this unit and are thoroughly involved. Be prepared to have them share a myriad of fairy tales that they actively find by themselves!  If you enjoy this unit, you will also love my other complete units of inquiry. Stop by and browse around my store. You can also keep in touch via my blog PYPteachingtools Find me @pypteaching Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
susanpowers09
12  Song Lyric sheets for Oliver

12 Song Lyric sheets for Oliver

Song Lyrics for: who will buy Where is love Reviewing the situation Pick a Pocket Oom pah pah OLIVER I’d do anything Food Glorious Food consider yourself Boy for Sale
rosie_m
Changing Perspectives in Fairy Tales and a full, concise preparation and assessment booklet.

Changing Perspectives in Fairy Tales and a full, concise preparation and assessment booklet.

Fairy Tales are canonical texts, passed through the ages. These resources ask pupils to explore the different characters perspectives in fairy tales and then helps guide them into preparation for their own performance of a classic Fairy Tale. For higher ability or older students you could ask them to modernise the fairy tales or even ‘explode the canon’ and turn the fairy tale on it’s head! Thanks so much for viewing, please review and feel free to browse to other resources too (many of them are free as I know how hard us teachers work!) Many thanks, Short
sarah_hewitt2018
KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1

KS4 GCSE Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1

A lesson focusing on thematic links and analysis of Act 5, Scene 1 of Macbeth. A quote matching activity is included as well as an extract and annotations. Suitable for a mixed ability year 11 class or higher ability year 10 group. Can be used to supplement an existing SoW or as a revision activity.
omedoto7
Student Run Theater Company

Student Run Theater Company

Included are job descriptions, check lists, time lines, and details for organizing a student run theater company! Many many jobs “behind the scenes” are outlined. Each student has responsibility for their part, while contributing to the whole. This covers all but the acting and directing! Also includes a 6 - 8 hour Dance marathon fundraiser / organizer. Project based learning.
bblock_redwood_org
Student Run Theater Company - Dance Marathon FUNdraiser

Student Run Theater Company - Dance Marathon FUNdraiser

All the basics and organizing information to start your own DANCE-A-THON (DAT). This 6 - 10 hour fund raiser is a huge part of building ensemble. The guides outline how to organize music, food, pledges, and overall structure. Advanced students choose the music, all students try to earn pledges. We require attendance, but we do NOT require fund raising! No student leaves early or arrives late without parent permission. Lighting student program all the fx possible, and every hour there is a theme. A great ensemble builder and fund raiser.
bblock_redwood_org
Student Run Theater Company - Running Crew Jobs

Student Run Theater Company - Running Crew Jobs

Here are basic descriptions and responsibilities of CREW MEMBERS on performance nights. Lists basic responsibilities and timelines for students running lights, sound, props, costumes, stage crew, as well as the stage manager during live performances. Does not include TECHNICAL REHEARSAL protocols.
bblock_redwood_org
Student Run Theater Company - Overview

Student Run Theater Company - Overview

This is the introductory information that covers the basics of a 4 year, sequential student run theater program. Included are: an orientation to the ensemble philosophy; practical information you can edit to your specific program; tips for how parents can help without doing students’ work; a brief description and overview of content and requirements for each of the four years students spend in the program.
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Student Run Theater Company - Production and Stage Managers

Student Run Theater Company - Production and Stage Managers

Here are job descriptions and templates for Stage and Production Managers. Detailed information here designed to help an eager and capable student become a WONDERFUL Stage or Production Manager. The SM Template can be filled in with all of the information a Stage Manager needs, and gives week to week tasks. The Stage Manager can submit the Rehearsal Report template for each rehearsal, to keep Staff and Technical Crew Chiefs up to date.
bblock_redwood_org
Student Run Theater Company - Student Interns

Student Run Theater Company - Student Interns

We all have that group of super committed advanced students who are capable of running the theater company. Student Interns can supervise all aspects of the theater and train up and coming students to your standard. This is a partial list of Intern or supervisory jobs that they can take responsibility for in running your theater company. Student interns can virtually run each night of performance, technical work calls, and supervise the administrative work for the theater company. These job descriptions are starters. There is another packet for production jobs and details for a fund raiser (Dance- a-thon)
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