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A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

A new version of Othello - teacher resources to support a visit

This pack is for Primary School teachers bringing pupils to see the Unicorn Theatre's production of Othello in spring 2018. The pack includes an exploration of the themes within the play, interviews with creative team members and a series of drama activities and lesson plans that you can pick and choose from. This pack aims to support teachers to confidently use drama in the classroom and to enrich and extend the benefits of visiting the theatre. https://www.unicorntheatre.com/Othello The Unicorn production of Othello, by Ignace Cornelisson and inspired by Shakespeare's original, focuses on the young lovers, Othello and Desdemona, and explores what happens when emotions run out of control. Othello has never been in love before; he doesn’t understand or have the words to express this new emotion that he’s experiencing. There are those who wish to exploit Othello’s emotional naivety and soon he is engulfed in other powerful feelings: distrust, jealousy, confusion and anger, all which blind him to the truth and lead him to destroy the person he loves most. The drama activities are designed to support and extend pupils’ visit to the theatre and offer teachers ways to pick up on and explore the themes in the play, before and after a visit. They will use drama and storytelling as ways of exploring ideas that are relevant to the play and to support National Curriculum requirements: ‘All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.’ National Curriculum The resources also provide National Curriculum links at Key Stages Two and Three: to English through the development of spoken word and writing tasks, and to SMCS aspects of learning.
Unicorntheatre
Year 9 Drama Scripted - Page to Stage - Mental Health (Depression)

Year 9 Drama Scripted - Page to Stage - Mental Health (Depression)

This scheme of work uses the play 'A Super Happy Story' by Jon Brittain. You will need to purchase this text to access the work. It is designed for students to take a look at depression in a safe way and teach students how to take a performance from page to stage. There is a written and performance assessment at the end. It is designed to take approx 10 weeks but can easily be appropriated.
c_walker
Ambitious Writers Playscript and lyrics

Ambitious Writers Playscript and lyrics

This is a play script I used for a Year 4 class assembly. The theme is Persistence and is centered around authors, specifically Roald Dahl, J.K Rowling and Dr. Suess. It is a perfect play to use for Book Week. The performance has a cast of 24 students (parts can be combined or split if needed). The play lasts around 30 minutes and includes two songs and a dance routine. The different roles gives opportunities to all students from the dramatic ones to the more reserved. I hope your class enjoys it as much as mine did!
emmabee89
Hedda Gabler revision booklet - A Level Drama

Hedda Gabler revision booklet - A Level Drama

This is a revision booklet which will aid your understanding in the essential information that is required to get a band 5 in Hedda Gabler essays. It explores context, themes and useful quotes to make revision for Drama as quick and efficient as possible. There is also a PDF version attached which is better for printing - the PDF file preview is more accurate of what the booklet looks like
annalucy141
Chinese New Year Assembly Playscript by Robert Reed

Chinese New Year Assembly Playscript by Robert Reed

Children journey to Beijing and witness a lion dance, learn how the New Year is welcomed, watch the Lantern Festival and help clean the Hsu's home after being mistaken for household objects. Zorg and Zindy's Chinese New Year - 13 pages including notes for staging, props, costume and music suggestions. Total number of characters is 24 - could be increased. Run time is approximately 20 minutes.
ERscripts
OCR GCSE Drama- Performance and Response- Section B Revision Guide

OCR GCSE Drama- Performance and Response- Section B Revision Guide

A revision and exam techniques guide focussing specifically on the OCR Drama GCSE written exam Section B- Performance review. This guide has information on the format of the exam, tips on how to read the question, structure and plan their essay, example paragraphs, with question and activities to complete throughout, finishing with 4 mock exam questions.
DramaJem
Mahatma Gandhi Assembly Playscript by Robert Reed

Mahatma Gandhi Assembly Playscript by Robert Reed

KS2 assembly playscript 17 pages - including staging, props and costume notes. Total number of characters without doubling is 34. With doubling of roles, the total number of roles could be reduced to 23. Alternatively, the cast could be increased to 41.
ERscripts
Edexcel Drama GCSE: NEW spec 2016 editable mark scheme/ flightpath

Edexcel Drama GCSE: NEW spec 2016 editable mark scheme/ flightpath

A fully editable set of 3 colour 'flightpath' grids for the Edexcel GCSE Drama (new 2016 spec). This can be used for self/ peer/ teacher assessment of your pupils, marking, tracking pupil progress and more. AOs included for Components 1-3. Please note: grade boundaries are of course approximate - you can edit these however you wish.
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