What is the Role of the Director?

What is the Role of the Director?

This pack forms part of the resources created for RSC Education's Dream Team 2016. You can register for Dream team here http://www.dream2016.org.uk/education/ download further resources and participate in the activities taking place across the UK in 2016. This pack has been written by the Deputy Artistic Director of the RSC Erica Whyman and focuses on the role of the director generally and specifically in directing A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is a resource that can be used by both primary and secondary school teachers.
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Henry V 2015 Teacher Pack

Henry V 2015 Teacher Pack

This pack supports the RSC’s 2015 production of Henry V, directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, which opened on 12 September at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The activities provided are specifically designed to support Key Stage 3-4 students, irrespective of whether they are attending a performance, watching it on video or studying the play in school. The pack is divided up into 6 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Imagining the Story; Two Kingdoms; Leadership in War; Band of Brothers; A Royal Meeting and Resources. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. We also have extension boxes throughout the pack which can help to develop the activities for older students or to help you progress a theme in greater depth. The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play.
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Macbeth (2011) Teacher Pack

Macbeth (2011) Teacher Pack

This pack supports the RSC’s 2011 production of Macbeth, directed by Michael Boyd. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-4 students (but can be adapted for younger students) studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack explores a variety of activities based around themes and these are designed to help you to plan your lessons: Activities explore: Macbeth's ambition; Malcolm, Banquo and Fleance; Macduff and his family; Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and What is it to be a man? Activities follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play.
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The Tempest 2010 Teacher Pack

The Tempest 2010 Teacher Pack

This pack supports the RSC and Little Angel Theatre 2010 production of The Tempest, directed by Peter Glanville. The activities provided are specifically designed to support Key Stage Two and Lower Key Stage Three but can be adapted for older or younger pupils studying or seeing the play. The pack is divided up into 5 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Background and the story; Back-story; The island; Caliban and Ariel. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The production used puppetry and there are activities based around making your own puppets. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Romeo & Juliet RSC Themes Reference

Romeo & Juliet RSC Themes Reference

This printable resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within Romeo and Juliet and provided examples of scenes where you can study them. Suitable across the Key Stages. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Macbeth RSC Themes Reference

Macbeth RSC Themes Reference

This printable Shakespeare resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within Macbeth and provided examples of scenes where you can study them. This resource can be used across the Key Stages. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Macbeth Schools' Synopsis

Macbeth Schools' Synopsis

This printable synopsis of Macbeth is an engaging teaching resource for students and teachers, created by writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz and suitable (with some adaptation for very young children) across the Key Stages. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Romeo & Juliet 2008 Teacher Pack (The Balcony Scene)

Romeo & Juliet 2008 Teacher Pack (The Balcony Scene)

This pack supports the RSC’s 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Neil Bartlett. The practical exercises included are designed to accompany video extracts of Act 2 Scene 2, the 'Balcony Scene' in rehearsal. The video of this can be found on this site. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3-5 students. The activities in this teachers' pack include: Exploring Romeo's soliloquy; Playing As Ifs; Exploring differences in language; Repetition and Character choices. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Twelfth Night (2009 Teacher Pack

Twelfth Night (2009 Teacher Pack

A Teacher Pack designed to support Greg Doran's 2009/10 production of Twelfth Night. Suitable for Key Stages 2-3. The pack is divided up into 3 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Exploring the social and historical Context; Exploring character relationships; Exploring character journeys. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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The Taming of the Shrew 2011 Teacher Pack

The Taming of the Shrew 2011 Teacher Pack

This complete printable resource pack contains classroom activities based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. It has been designed with KS2 & KS3 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages. The pack contains: - Introductory Notes - Investigating the Themes - Exploring the Character - Interpreting the Play
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack

This pack supports the RSC’s 2011 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Nancy Meckler. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS3 students (but can be adapted for other ages) studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack is divided up into 5 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons: Exploring Power Games; Investigating the characters; Exploring theatre choices; Understanding the play’s structure; Interview with Nancy Meckler (Director) and a Pippa Nixon Interview Transcript (Hippolyta/Titania). Activities follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Shakespeare and Context RSC Reference

Shakespeare and Context RSC Reference

Printable worksheet handouts with a brief story of Shakespeare's life, combining fact with theory. Follow him from his birth through his school years, early marriage, the theatre years in London to his return home to Stratford. This document is designed as a resource for teachers which can be adapted to use with your students.
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Much Ado About Nothing 2006 Teacher Pack

Much Ado About Nothing 2006 Teacher Pack

This pack supports the RSC’s 2006 production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Marianne Elliott. The activities provided are specifically designed to support KS2-4 students studying or seeing the play, offering a deeper insight into the choices that can be explored through staging. The pack is divided up into 2 distinct sections designed to help you to plan your lessons:Ensemble approaches for exploring character and Creating a gossip circle. There are activities within each section which follow the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and are driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice.The pack also contains text based resources and key speeches from the play. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Romeo & Juliet Schools' Synopsis

Romeo & Juliet Schools' Synopsis

An engaging synopsis handout resource of Romeo and Juliet for students and teachers, created by writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Suitable across the Key Stages (may need some alteration for Key Stage 1). Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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Hamlet 2009 Teacher Pack (1)

Hamlet 2009 Teacher Pack (1)

The activities in this free Shakespeare teachers' pack are inspired by the rehearsal room process for a production of Hamlet. They have been designed with KS2 and KS3 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages. Activities include: - Creating a musical character - Exploring the ghost story - Using everyday objects as props - Hamlet's relationship with Horatio Based on the Young People&'s Shakespeare Hamlet directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
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The Merchant of Venice RSC Themes Reference

The Merchant of Venice RSC Themes Reference

This printable resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and provided examples of scenes where you can study them. Suitable for all Key Stages. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack (Shakespeare Unlocked)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011 Teacher Pack (Shakespeare Unlocked)

Shakespeare Unlocked brings Shakespeare’s most popular plays to life for young people by showing how actors and directors work to interpret and take ownership of Shakespeare’s text. The Teachers’ Pack is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 English but it can also be used for Key Stage 5 and Theatre Studies. It includes: An introduction to each of the three scenes; Suggestions for ideas to consider with your students before and after watching each scene and workshop film and activities to further students’ understanding of the play.There are 12 short films for each play: 3 scenes filmed in colour, in the theatre and 8 workshops, filmed in black and white, with actors and directors exploring those scenes. There is also a short film about this theatre production. The pack follows the RSC's active approach to learning about Shakespeare and is driven and guided by our rehearsal room practice. The films can be found on the BBC site here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dtvpl Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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The Tempest RSC Themes Reference

The Tempest RSC Themes Reference

This teaching resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within The Tempest and provided examples of scenes where you can study them. Suitable for Key Stage 2 onwards. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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The Merchant of Venice Schools' Synopsis

The Merchant of Venice Schools' Synopsis

An engaging synopsis of The Merchant of Venice, printable and ready for use by students and teachers, created by writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Suitable for all Key Stages with adaptations. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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A Midsummer Night's Dream RSC Themes Reference

A Midsummer Night's Dream RSC Themes Reference

This printable resource is designed as a reference guide for teachers. We have listed the major themes and motifs within A Midsummer Night's Dream and provided examples of scenes where they can be studied. Suitable for all Key Stages. Find more of our resources on our website: www.rsc.org.uk/education/teacher-resources
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