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Hello. We are The Curious Theatre Company, a collective of like-minded teachers, actors and writers with a wealth of experience in professional theatre, television, film and radio. We provide all sorts of material for schools: schemes of work on practitioners and set texts; a performance piece, Stan v Bert, about Stanislavski and Brecht; as well as a variety of new one-act plays for students,

Hello. We are The Curious Theatre Company, a collective of like-minded teachers, actors and writers with a wealth of experience in professional theatre, television, film and radio. We provide all sorts of material for schools: schemes of work on practitioners and set texts; a performance piece, Stan v Bert, about Stanislavski and Brecht; as well as a variety of new one-act plays for students,
The 39 Steps Keyring/worksheet resource for the new AQA Set Text Spec
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The 39 Steps Keyring/worksheet resource for the new AQA Set Text Spec

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This is a handy and clever resource. Students fill in the character profiles and design costumes on the templates (examples are given), once the templates are brimming with information, cut out, laminate and place on a key ring. It’s perfect to accompany essay writing/homework, and perfect for revision when students can flick through on the school bus, in the playground or even in detention!
Blood Brothers  Poster A0 pdf
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Blood Brothers Poster A0 pdf

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This Blood Brothers poster is a A0 pdfs in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and printed by those purchasing the product. There is a choice of A4 or large AO size both at the same price. This poster is ideal for classroom walls and highlighting key elements of the play, including a brief synopsis, characters, period, genre, style, lighting, key themes and issues etc.
Lesson 1 (6) Contemporary Practitioners SOW (Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite etc)
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Lesson 1 (6) Contemporary Practitioners SOW (Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite etc)

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This scheme of work covers the work of four contemporary theatre practitioners and is an ideal introduction for KS3 students and for those teachers new to Drama. By the end of this scheme of work, students should be able to identify and employ the basic concepts of Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite and Forkbeard Fantasy. Through assessment, students will demonstrate and consolidate what they have learned. We know how hectic a drama teacher’s life is, so these one-hour lesson plans are simply laid out and a doddle to follow. There are easy to photocopy handouts, lots of inspiring videos and many web links – so it’s important you can access YouTube to really take advantage of all the valuable resources. Lesson One: Lesson objective – to introduce physical and visual theatre companies.
Lesson 2 (6) Contemporary Practitioners SOW (Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite etc)
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Lesson 2 (6) Contemporary Practitioners SOW (Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite etc)

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This scheme of work covers the work of four contemporary theatre practitioners and is an ideal introduction for KS3 students and for those teachers new to Drama. By the end of this scheme of work, students should be able to identify and employ the basic concepts of Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite and Forkbeard Fantasy. Through assessment, students will demonstrate and consolidate what they have learned. We know how hectic a drama teacher’s life is, so these one-hour lesson plans are simply laid out and a doddle to follow. There are easy to photocopy handouts, lots of inspiring videos and many web links – so it’s important you can access YouTube to really take advantage of all the valuable resources. Lesson Two: Lesson objective – to identify and employ the basic concepts of Kneehigh Theatre Company.
The 39 Steps  12 x Lesson SOW (GCSE Drama 2016 Spec)
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The 39 Steps 12 x Lesson SOW (GCSE Drama 2016 Spec)

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Product Description This scheme of work is ideal for teaching The 39 Steps. I know how hectic a drama teacher’s life is, so these twelve one-hour lesson plans are simply laid out and a doddle to follow. There are easy to photocopy handouts, lots of inspiring videos and many web links – so it’s important you can access YouTube to really take advantage of all the valuable resources. Homework tasks are included. 'It's awesome,all the hard work done for you- Lance Keegan ‘Royal Latin School’ Lesson Objectives: To consider and discuss the historical, social and cultural context. To explore and create multiple character roles and relate this to the play. To explore and create multiple locations within the play. To understand and demonstrate the concept of ‘pastiche’. To extract relevant information from the text and develop an ability to interpret meaning from the script. To research, explore and analyse characters. To create and develop a character. To learn how to score a text, using beats, vocal inflection, and transitive verbs. To research set design and props in preparation for a stage realisation. To begin to create and develop a stage realisation. To research costumes, accessories, and makeup in order to create an inspiring overall design. To consider lighting and sound effects in order to create inspiring designs. 'It's awesome,all the hard work done for you- Lance Keegan ‘Royal Latin School’
New Spec! Lesson 1 (6) Theatre Roles and Terminology  AQA GCSE Component 1:
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New Spec! Lesson 1 (6) Theatre Roles and Terminology AQA GCSE Component 1:

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This Lesson One of six scheme of work makes teaching Component 1: Understanding Drama Section ‘A’ of the new spec easier for us and so, more inspiring for students, especially those with practical abilities who learn best by doing. Lesson One objective – to explore theatre buildings and spaces. “I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. This is amazing”.- Andrew English (Drama Teacher, Westonbirt School in Gloucestershire).
The 39 Steps Poster A4 pdf
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The 39 Steps Poster A4 pdf

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This 'The 39 Steps' poster is a A4 pdf in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and printed by those purchasing the product. There is a choice of A4 or large AO size both at the same price. This poster is ideal for classroom walls and highlighting key elements of the play, including a brief synopsis, characters, period, genre, style, lighting, key themes and issues etc.
Devising: Conception to Performance (Brilliant for the new GCSE Spec)
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Devising: Conception to Performance (Brilliant for the new GCSE Spec)

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Our new Devised Sow is here. Bursting with ideas and invention, it takes you step by step through the devising process. It is ideal for GCSE students, providing a wide variety of resources and games that will really help with creation and collaboration. You can literally teach each lesson with little or no preparation. I have structured the sow so that students explore, research and create a devised performance within a relatively short time. time. Includes a really useful template 'log book'. The Nuts & Bolts Lesson One: Understanding devised theatre. Lesson Two: Developing the ability to work cooperatively as an ensemble. Lesson Three: Developing devising strategies using props. Lesson Four: Creating original material from a range of stimuli. Lesson Five: Exploring ideas further using chosen stimuli. Lesson Six: Consolidating and developing ideas further. Lesson Seven: Shaping character and character development. Lesson Eight: Establishing a stage realization and developing design elements. Lesson Nine: Rehearsing, Polishing and Completing checklist Logbook to be completed
Lesson 4 (6) Theatre Practitioners (Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite etc)
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Lesson 4 (6) Theatre Practitioners (Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite etc)

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This scheme of work covers the work of four contemporary theatre practitioners and is an ideal introduction for KS3 students and for those teachers new to Drama. By the end of this scheme of work, students should be able to identify and employ the basic concepts of Kneehigh, Melly Still, Complicite and Forkbeard Fantasy. Through assessment, students will demonstrate and consolidate what they have learned. We know how hectic a drama teacher’s life is, so these one-hour lesson plans are simply laid out and a doddle to follow. There are easy to photocopy handouts, lots of inspiring videos and many web links – so it’s important you can access YouTube to really take advantage of all the valuable resources. Lesson Four: Lesson objective - to identify and employ the basic concepts of Melly Still.
Stage Lighting Poster A4pdf
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Stage Lighting Poster A4pdf

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This Stage Lighting poster is a pdfs in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and then printed by those purchasing the product. There is a choice of A4 or large AO size both at the same price. This poster is ideal for classroom walls and highlights the key elements of ‘stage lighting’ and its ‘functions’ in an easy and straightforward language for all to understand.
Stanislavski A0 pdf poster
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Stanislavski A0 pdf poster

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This Konstantin Stanislavski poster is a pdfs in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and then printed by those purchasing the product. There is a choice of A4 or large AO size both at the same price. This poster is ideal for classroom walls and highlights the key elements of Stanislavski’s ‘method’ technique in an easy and straightforward language.
Tracey Lockett. GCSE (Brechtian style)
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Tracey Lockett. GCSE (Brechtian style)

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Tracey Lockett is a hard-hitting, and, at times, harrowing docudrama, inspired by a true story about a young girl’s experience of being blackmailed, bullied and physically assaulted through social networking sites. The script has been written for a minimum of seven actors. Teachers should be aware the play is, at times, upsetting and disturbing and might not suit every group. Performance License included in the price. Cast: Mixed gender – minimum 7 actors. Style of Play: Brechtian. Length: 25-30 minutes.
Actioning Verbs A4 pdf Poster
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Actioning Verbs A4 pdf Poster

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This poster is ideal for Drama students needing quick and easy access to a list of of ‘Actioning Verb’ to help them in their practical or scripted work. This Posters is a A4 pdfs in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and then printed by those purchasing the product. A4 & AO pdfs are available both at the same price. Actioning, is the choosing of a verb (action word) to think of subconsciously during the delivery of a line to another actor. One line, one sentence, one breath – one Action. This technique is useful when trying to find meaning to a sentence or line. If an actor puts action words to every line they deliver in a script, it is ensured that every line will be delivered with meaning and purpose.