A Midsummer Night's Dream: A scheme for retelling the play to pupils with SEN

A Midsummer Night's Dream: A scheme for retelling the play to pupils with SEN

This guidance gives suggestions for teachers to deliver seven connected drama sessions together with general advice on the principles behind this adaptation. Although originally the document was written to support teaching secondary age pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, the content could be used to teach pupils of all ages across the spectrum of learning difficulties as well as in mainstream settings.
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As You Like It (2016): Simple script and castlist using Widgit symbols

As You Like It (2016): Simple script and castlist using Widgit symbols

This simplified version of Shakespeare's play uses symbols taken from the Widgit programme 'Communicate in Print'. It is intended that the script will help actors who have autism and severe learning difficulties to read and recall lines more easily during the rehearsal process. This resource can be used as a companion piece to the performance script, 'As You Like It (2016)' . Also included is a simple cast list of the characters in the play. Each character is represented by a large symbol. These can be used to help actors during the rehearsal process.
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Hamlet: Performance Script for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties

Hamlet: Performance Script for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties

A script that was written for a cast of 11 secondary age pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties as part of the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival. The final performance lasted for approximately 20 minutes. The play incorporated Makaton signing, mime and action, dance, 'call and response' as well as pupils using adapted lines from the play as well.
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Suggestions on performing Shakespeare for SEN pupils

Suggestions on performing Shakespeare for SEN pupils

Two page simple guidance to help drama teachers who are considering putting on adapted version of Shakespeare's plays for secondary-age pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism. Guidance first placed online at the Shakespeare Schools Festival website www.ssf.uk.com
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