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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Student Run Theater Company - Front of House

Student Run Theater Company - Front of House

Job descriptions, time lines, checklists and forms for students running Front of House jobs. Includes details for House Manager, Box Office, Concessions, Store, and Head Usher. Lists are oriented to a 7:30 curtain time, but can easily be adapted not only to your time line, but also to your specific routines. I would have loved to have found these as a starting teacher! My hope is that teachers with a student centered, project based curriculum will not need to re-invent the wheel!
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Student Run Theater Company - Introduction & Job breakdown

Student Run Theater Company - Introduction & Job breakdown

If you are at sea trying to organize all of the OTHER stuff that has to happen in order for a production to occur, a Student Run Theater Company may be an answer. These paragraphs are oriented to students, but the list is all practical. This is a very basic introduction to a Student Run theater company as well as a breakdown of jobs to be assigned. It uses the system of “points” - about ten points per hour of work expected.
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A Guide exploring themes, inspirations and creative processes of Old Stock - A Refugee Love Story

A Guide exploring themes, inspirations and creative processes of Old Stock - A Refugee Love Story

Of particular interest to teachers and students of Theatre, Music, Performing Arts, Politics, English, RE and Media, studying at** secondary, tertiary and graduate level**. The Guide has been created to evoke thoughts, discussion and learning around the themes, historic and current events which inspired 2b theatre company to create and tour this production. It can be used both by students and audiences alike, either before the show or as a follow up to reflect upon the production, themes and inspirations behind Old Stock. Within the pack are questions and creative tasks to help stimulate thoughts and additional topics for discussion around how the show makes you feel and reflect upon ways this mirrors the world we live in today. The processes, form and styles used in the creation and performance of Old Stock make this an ideal production to study alongside a number of key syllabus including: KS4 & KS5 English; KS4 Citizenship programmes of study; AQA GCSE & A Level Drama & Theatre; BTECH Performing Arts; Music & Music Theatre The themes and inspiration for the production provide additional stimulus for discussion & research for those studying or interested in: Creative Writing; History; Music History; Philosophy, Religion & Ethics; Government & Politics; Sociology; Media Studies; Citizenship and Wellbeing
DTP
Famous ACTORS Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Drama End of Term Activity Actresses

Famous ACTORS Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Drama End of Term Activity Actresses

Set of 27 Famous ACTORS Top Stars cards. Students choose a category and if theirs is higher than their friends’, they keep the played cards. Useful to give them a background of some of the main names in the field from the past and present. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminating pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Could also be printed larger for posters. Publisher and Pdf files included. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
Be The Funniest Person In The Room

Be The Funniest Person In The Room

Being really funny means you need to have a humor attitude. These worksheets shows Middle School students how to develop a humor attitude. The worksheets highlight the difference between being the ‘class clown’ or local ‘nitwit’, and focusses on looking at life with a sense of humor - using the lens of laughs. My classes really enjoy the focus I have on humor - I’m sure yours will too. Great activities and strategies for anyone wanting to let more humor in to their life. 17 pages in total including an answer key where necessary. Learn more about the author at [Malcom Brown]http://malcombrown.com.au/) I’d be really disappointed if anyone is not happy with these packs, so if that’s you, please get back to me and your money will be very happily refunded. I’d really like some feedback too, so all comments most welcome. <strong>For monthly updates of learning inspiration that I gather, <a href=“https://mailchi.mp/08554929bee3/topcial”>sign up here</a>. Snippets from life beyond teaching.</strong>
malcomb
The Tempest

The Tempest

A range of resources focused on The Tempest with homework tasks, contextual information and assessment tasks (both reading and writing) mostly aimed at KS3.
em2702
Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

This is a resource sheet to give to students when studying Jerzy Grotowski for the first time. It is an ideal homework task, perhaps linked with a research project to last the length of the scheme of work. It has a list of internet links for students to look through and complete some independent study on.
keith_burt
Evaluate the GCSE performance that you created - Helpsheet

Evaluate the GCSE performance that you created - Helpsheet

Intended for GCSE students this sheet poses higher level questions in order to support students achieving top bands. Included within this resource are key words to facilitate top level achievement from the students. Purpose - An activity to stretch students prior to writing an evaluation of their work. Length of activity - Flexible Paper - 1 side of A4
dangerousdan
Teaching Thought Tracking

Teaching Thought Tracking

Thought tracking allows an audience to have direct access to a characters thoughts and ideas. On one level, thought tracking speaks the inner thoughts of a character, but is can also be used to provide a contrast between what is said and what is thought.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching Freeze Frames

Teaching Freeze Frames

Freeze frames are an excellent way of exploring an idea, emotion or theme. Emphasis is placed upon the Drama Medium – Space, Levels, Body Language, Gesture, and Facial Expression. Each element of a freeze frame should help to draw dramatic focus and have an effect upon an audience.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching Cross Cutting

Teaching Cross Cutting

Cross-cutting can be a highly effective way of drawing attention to a significant theme, idea or emotion. It allows for a non-linear presentation of events in order to highlight them, or use them as a comparison.
drewwilsonHK
Teaching the Use of Metaphor and Motif

Teaching the Use of Metaphor and Motif

A drama lesson to help student place a central metaphor into their devised performances. This helps add a deeper meaning and more sophisticated . The Story Structure plan helps to provide an effective timing for the metaphor.
drewwilsonHK
Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Beowulf’, a reimagining of the Old English epic poem, with students. It contains context around the myth & the poem, interviews with the writer and composer, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is for teachers working with children in Year 4 and above. It contains ideas for classroom activities to explore ‘Beginners’, including an interview with writer and director Tim Crouch, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
GCSE Drama Component 2 Devising Unit of work

GCSE Drama Component 2 Devising Unit of work

Powerpoint with lesson activities to take a Y10 GCSE class through the full devising process, aimed at AQA GCSE Drama. Using the stimulus Childhood, the scheme looks at many ways of interpreting a stimulus, generating material, refining the piece, peer assessment and then polishing a piece of Drama. This powerpoint will give you a focus for every lesson in the devising process. All you will need to add is a selection of images for the students to respond to.
carolynbooth
10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

**** STAGE PLAY VERSION **** This is a tried and tested Script, created for a after-school drama club. It was performed by a mixture of Lower and Upper KS2 children. It would be perfect for a Drama Club or PSHE project. It also highlights ‘first days’ and transition along with sibling and peer relationships. It has an appropriate ending to promote ‘doing the right thing’ and forgiveness I give permission for the names and genders to be changed to suit the group performing. Please leave a review to help others thinking of purchasing.
rosie_m
Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

These are good warm up games or class activities. Each game teaches a different drama skill and the games are brightly printed so could be displayed. Please leave a review for others.
rosie_m
Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

This is a good warm up game. It encourages the children to move, follow instructions and use senses.The game is brightly printed and could be displayed. Please leave a review and check out my pack of 5 games for £3.99
rosie_m
English GCSE Narrative Techniques in Disney Films (useful for Drama too)

English GCSE Narrative Techniques in Disney Films (useful for Drama too)

We all know that teaching sophisticated terminology can be really dull, so I decided to teach my class 18 top terms using Disney (and other family films). This will take 2 lessons, unless you skip some parts of the clips, or don’t complete them all. Included is the powerpoint that contains a starter and all the answers for the students (and yourself beforehand), whilst the worksheet contains the definitions for later revision and the space to conduct the quiz format lesson. I teach these terms by first having students read the terms and definitions aloud in class and clear up any misunderstandings. I then open the YouTube playlist and put it on shuffle. The students should write on their worksheets in pencil and should write the name of the film next to the technique that they think is present in the clip. You can choose to reveal the answers as you go through or all at the end… Normally, I do it all at the end because students change their answers after seeing a clip like Finding Nemo and realising that Dory and Marlin are foils of each other. Unfortunately, you will need internet for this lesson as YouTube is a central part, and as the playlist I have made is on YouTube, I cannot promise that videos won’t randomly stop working. I would double check these before doing the lesson, but you have all the answers and can search the same video on YouTube otherwise. Lastly, use the two Lion King videos together, one shows Scar killing Mufasa, and the other shows him blaming Simba (DRAMATIC IRONY OR WHAT?!)
Charlie925
Intro to Macbeth's Witches

Intro to Macbeth's Witches

A KS3 lesson to get students thinking about the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This follows on nicely from a whole class staged combat scene to introduce the students to the play. The start activity may need adapting to a whoosh. Tasks encourage an abstract and stylised way of moving as the witches etc.
monroe84
Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

A short extract from the mini play Sausages For Tea, which tells the story of one family’s experience of a WW2 air raid in a fictional town during 1940s Britain. The play mixes fact and fiction, allowing young performers to gain some appreciation of what life was like on the Home Front for children in Britain during World War Two. The play is short and, with a small cast, it is ideal for performances in assemblies and on topic days. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ww2-mini-play-for-ks2-ks3-11373895 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

A short extract from the play script Whistle As You Walk Away which tells the harrowing stories of children who worked in the cotton mills in Victorian England. The play uses factual accounts from Victorian children to show what life was like at that time, the hardships they faced, and the changes in society which made their lives a little easier. It’s a great historical play with a heart and is perfect for a large cast of young actors who want to connect with this period in British history. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/victorian-mill-children-play-script-11377361 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Three Murders, A Suicide and a Near Miss Play Script

Sample Pages For Three Murders, A Suicide and a Near Miss Play Script

A short extract from the play Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss - a great one act version of Othello, Shakespeare’s tragic story of love, jealousy and revenge. The play is presented in the style of a melodrama with the hero, heroine and evil villain evident, but also retains all of characterisation and story elements of the original text. This a great introduction to Shakespeare and provides the opportunity for some really over the top acting from your young performers! These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/three-murders-a-suicide-and-a-near-miss-othello-play-script-11438285 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Xmas Factor Nativity Play Script

Sample Pages For The Xmas Factor Nativity Play Script

A short extract from the play The Xmas Factor, a fabulous one act version of the nativity story. This is a respectful retelling of the Christmas story with all of the familiar characters and a couple of interesting extras! As the search is on to find a Christmas star, someone is trying to throw a party in the stable. The play is perfect for seasonal celebrations, can be extended using Christmas music, and provides an ideal opportunity to include younger performers in non-speaking roles. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-xmas-factor-ks2-nativity-play-11377298 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For The Trouble With Young People Today... Play Script

Sample Pages For The Trouble With Young People Today... Play Script

A short extract from the play The Trouble With Young People Today… a simple but effective one act play which explores the issues of self-confidence, peer pressure, and just saying no. Jimmy would rather play the fool and impress his friends than use his brain and stay out of trouble. Eventually his craving for attention and respect has dire consequences. This is a powerful play to perform and would work well as a performance to a younger audience. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-trouble-with-young-people-today-play-script-11438272 Thanks everso!
AliJC