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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,

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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,
Blood Brothers Student Handbook
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Blood Brothers Student Handbook

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This student handbook has been created specifically for the Covid19 lock down. It gives students an overview of the play and activities to consolidate learning. It comes with a free movie which includes lesson one and lesson two.
How To Make a Movie
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How To Make a Movie

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A video introduction on how to make a movie, perfect for those studying GCSE Film Studies or as a project for KS3 students. A step by step film which students can follow and pause.
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’
The Student who struggles 39 Steps Activity Handbook
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The Student who struggles 39 Steps Activity Handbook

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Hello fellow teachers. This student activity book covers Component 1: Section B - Study of set text. Written especially for those with practical abilities who learn best by doing or for those who struggle with the written exam. I know how hectic a drama teacher life is, so this activity book explores the text in detail with lots of activities for student’s, including set homework No preparation is needed and the activity book is a doddle to follow. This book is all you need to cover the play text in detail. So confident am I that you will love this book - that I will give you a refund if you think otherwise! Understanding Component 1: Section B - Study of set text. Lesson One: What is ‘The 39 Steps” Lesson Two: London in the 1930’s, the place and the people. Lesson Three: To understanding ‘pastiche’ & ‘parody’ Lesson Four: Understanding characters, costumes, accessories and make-up Lesson Five: To create set design and props Lesson Six: Reading through exam questions Lesson Seven: To learn how to use a writing template
Stage Lighting poster A0 pdf
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Stage Lighting poster A0 pdf

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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.
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.
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.
Blood Brother Poster A4 pdf
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Blood Brother Poster A4 pdf

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This Blood Brothers 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.
Submarine - GCSE Film Studies Student Handbook
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Submarine - GCSE Film Studies Student Handbook

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GCSE Film. Studies, ‘Submarine’. A fantastic resources for students, perfect for those studying Film during the lock down. Everything you need is in this book, You Tube links, activities, interviews and it comes with a fantastic short film to consolidate learning. https://youtu.be/5BTNliB0fKA
New AQA Set Text 'The Crucible' 12 x Lesson scheme of work
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New AQA Set Text 'The Crucible' 12 x Lesson scheme of work

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This scheme of work is ideal for teaching The Crucible. 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. Lesson Objective: To consider and discuss the historical, social and cultural context of The Crucible. Lesson Objective: To explore and understand the themes of witchcraft in The Crucible. Lesson Objective: To understand symbolism and themes in The Crucible. Lesson Objective: To understand the impact of false accusations in the world of The Crucible. Lesson Objective: To extract relevant information from the text and develop an ability to interpret meaning from the script. Lesson Objective: To research, explore and analyse characters. Lesson Objective: To create and develop character interpretations. Lesson Objective: To learn how to score a text, using beats, vocal inflection, and transitive verbs. Lesson Objective: To research set design and props in preparation for your ‘stage realisation’. Lesson Objective: To create and develop your ‘stage realisation’. Lesson Objective: To research costumes, accessories, and makeup in order to create an inspiring overall design. Lesson Objective: To consider lighting and sound effects in order to create inspiring designs.
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 6 (6) Contemporary Theatre Practitioners.
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Lesson 6 (6) Contemporary Theatre Practitioners.

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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 learnt. 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 Six: Lesson objective – to assess performance in order to reveal the students understanding of contemporary practitioners, by creating a short improvisation. Assessment Sheet
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).