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
Y11 short SOW for Hamlet.

Y11 short SOW for Hamlet.

This is a resource I created for a y11 class studying Hamlet as pre-reading for next year’s Literature unit on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. It’s quite open-ended and the activities can easily be differentiated by task and by outcome. The Learning Outcomes are quite broad. This is especially useful if you’re exploring the text and adapting to the class as you go along, as opposed to a specific exam focus. The students picked their own monologue extracts so the ones listed are just suggestions based on my class.
dkellyenglish
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
The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The End of Eddy’, an adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis, for working with children in Years 12 and above. It contains interviews with the writer and director, important context for discussing poverty, LGBT+ bullying, and feeling like an outsider with students, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Not Now, Bernard’, an adaptation of David McKee’s classic children’s picturebook, for working with children in Early Years - Year 1. It contains practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, an adaptation of the iconic children’s book, for working with children in Years 1 - 4. It contains interviews with the director, one of the actors, images of the set design by James Button, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Seesaw’, for working with children in Early Years - Year 4. It contains interviews with the writer, director, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
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
Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Laika’, working with children in Years 2 - 6. It contains an interview with the directors 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
Who am I? Card Game

Who am I? Card Game

A card game that can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity. Students can work in pairs/groups and they turn over a card. They should describe how they would play that stereotypical character by explaining how they would use their acting skills/characterisation. The rest of their group should guess the stereotypical character. Could be developed into a charades type game. This includes 24 characters/cards.
Drama_MissF