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Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

7 weeks - Drama Lesson Powerpoints Based on Genre and students develping six scenes of a movie. Can be adapted Covers: Genre Themes Plot and Sub Plot Character developmet Rehearsal techniques Stanislavski/naturalism Physical skills Vocal skills
Rajvindermann
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
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
Introductory Workshop on Brecht

Introductory Workshop on Brecht

This is a short introductory workshop designed to look at some of the key ideas and theories propounded by Brecht. It the idea of taking short performance piece and gradually ‘Brechtifying’ it by adding more elements designed to distance the audience from the emotional content of the scene. It can last between 2 and 4 hours. I use this as part of A Year 12 unit where we carousel through several practitioners over a few weeks at the start of the year but it would be suitable for able GCSE students too.
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
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
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
AQA Drama GCSE Component one revision booklet- New Specification

AQA Drama GCSE Component one revision booklet- New Specification

This revision booklet is for the new GCSE specification and has a focus on Nought’s and Crosses, however it could be easily adapted. It focuses on the three sections of the exam. Within each section there is revision sections and tasks to do. I have used the specification to create the booklet. I hope that it is helpful. Any comments to improve please let me know.
laurenhoulder1
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
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Celebrity Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Celebrity Actor

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’. 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
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
Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Hollywood Heroes’. 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
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
The Crucible Workbook Edexcel Component 3

The Crucible Workbook Edexcel Component 3

This workbook is designed to provide a complete practical overview of the play in preparation for the C3 exam. It explores the play practically and aims to cover all the bases required for C3. It’s your to use as is or play about with. There are weeks and weeks of exploration work here so hopefully it should save you time and give the students exciting ways to explore the play.
jacobrusling
Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller- OCR exploration and revision guide

Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller- OCR exploration and revision guide

Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeller- OCR exploration and revision guide A guide to teaching and exploring the play for OCR written exam component ; Presenting and Performing texts. This scheme of work can be adapted as a worksheet for students or alternatively used as a classroom teaching resource (alongside practically exploring it as well). The yellow boxes are for independent revision purposes.
hannah_nicole
Devising non-naturalistic drama from a stimulus - 'Ready Steady Cook' themed.

Devising non-naturalistic drama from a stimulus - 'Ready Steady Cook' themed.

This session is based around devising non-naturalistic drama, students receive a bag of drama devices/techniques, which I refer to as ingredients (reinforcing the theme), which they then have to apply to their devising process. This session has been devised for KS3 year nine (upper four), but can be delivered to level three students on courses such as OCR/BTEC Diploma’s in Performing Arts. I suggest, if you do deliver this at level three, extend the main activity, by asking students to devise with a specific practitioner in mind, for example, Artaud or Brecht. To reinforce the course level you could also ask they students to write an artist intentions document or proposal, as if they were presenting their ideas to potential funders. I’ve had lots of fun with this lesson, as has my students. Enjoy it, and don’t take it too serious! Michael
michaelthomasjenkins
Surrealism and Antonin Artaud

Surrealism and Antonin Artaud

This is a easy read fact sheet on the surrealist movement, and it’s influence on Antonin Artaud. This resource could be used as an introduction to surrealism and Artaud, for KS3 and any level 3 programme of study.
michaelthomasjenkins
Devising Drama Initial Ideas

Devising Drama Initial Ideas

Devising Drama Inital Ideas from Stimulus. Perfect for AQA GCSE Drama Devising unit with support on the devising log and practical ideas for their performance.
plumbjoe
Drama Literacy Mat

Drama Literacy Mat

Handy double sided resource to share with students that can be laminated or displayed in the Drama Studio. Gives keywords and an assessment ladder that is very useful for KS3 and GCSE Drama students.
plumbjoe
Ways to use Role on the wall

Ways to use Role on the wall

These guidance sheets cover a number of versions of a strategy known as Role on the wall. This is a tried and tested strategy, that encourages pupils to think about different aspects of characters in fiction and non-fiction. It uses visual prompts and supports the writing of character sketches. It is also a useful route to discussion of texts and reading for meaning. It can be adapted for all ages and abilities, can be used in any classroom and requires few resources.
larraineharrison
School Drama from Devised Drama

School Drama from Devised Drama

For the teacher ready to experiment with a school show from student devised material, this has a detailed introduction followed by 12 sections with tips, ideas and frameworks for devising and working up productions on themes, including the 1960s, characters, practitioners, local history, teenage angst, the generations, messages, literature, TV and film and ground-breaking ideas.
resourceman11
Samuel L Jackson Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Drama Actor

Samuel L Jackson Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Drama Actor

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of ‘Samuel L Jackson’. 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
Brighton Rock | Pilot Theatre Resource Pack with Workshop Exercises

Brighton Rock | Pilot Theatre Resource Pack with Workshop Exercises

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal present a brand new adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic noir thriller Brighton Rock, written by Bryony Lavery, directed by Esther Richardson, with new music by the composer Hannah Peel. This is a great show for all Key Stage 4 and 5 students with strong links to literature and performing arts. It will be a brilliant opportunity for students of Drama and Performing Arts at GCSE, BTEC or A level to experience cutting edge contemporary live theatre. It is an ideal fit as a companion to studying the original novel story by Graham Greene. The pack includes text and video interviews with the creative team, an introduction to the author and text, workshop exercises, rehearsal photography, and links to online resources to enable students to gain an insight into the process of developing the work from page to stage. It is a fast paced narrative explored by an innovative contemporary theatre company. The fearless young protagonists in the play are overseen by the menacing Dark Angels and brought to life by Bryony Lavery’s gritty dialogue. The play is underscored by a vibrant, original soundtrack composed and performed by Hannah Peel. Workshops are available throughout the tour. Contact Pilot at or 01904 635755 for more information. Resource pack created by Bev Veasey and designed by Sam Johnson. Photography by Ben Pugh and Sam Johnson.
PilotTheatre