Richard III - Act 1
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Anne meets Richard
A look at the language features of the start of Act 1 Scene 2.
Thou dost infect mine eyes!
A fun resource to help students understand the nature and volume of Lady Anne's insults in Act 1 Scene 2.
Lady Anne's soliloquy
Helps pupils explore the language in the soliloquy.
Game, set and match
A fun matching game to look at the retorts Richard and Anne use in Act 1 Scene 2. See who gets the upper hand!
Setting the scene for Richard's meeting with Anne
A simple cloze procedure explaining the state of play before Richard meets with Anne in Act 1 Scene 2.
True or false task based on Act 1, Scene 2
A series of statements about the wooing scene between Richard and Anne. Students have to decide if they're true or false - suggest they use the text! Teacher copy provided.
Crossword with a twist! (Act 1 Scene 2)
A crossword grid with the answers written in. Students have to write the questions for the answers - particularly good for the more able. (Can write straight or cryptic clues.)
Find and replace
Find the relevant quotation for the modern version.
A route through Act 1 Scene 1
Questions, suggested points to annotate, and a copy of the extract.
Class activities for lines 1-41
Perform the speech, summarise the main ideas and explore the language and imagery.
Direct Richard - lines 1-41
Useful handout of the speech with suggested emotions.
Now is the winter of our discontent
Handy notes and glossary for this speech (lines 1-41).
Metaphors in Richard's first speech
Activity designed to recap metaphors and other imagery and examine how Richard III uses them in his first speech. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
Exploring the opening speech
An engaging task - add line breaks to the opening speech.
Rhetorical features in Richard III
Spot the persuasive techniques in the opening soliloquy - a copy of this is provided.
Understanding Richard's first words
A cut up and sequence activity for the opening of the play.
Getting the audience's attention: Richard III Act 1 Scene 1
Questions on the opening speech for Level 4-5 ability.
Richard III opening scene questions
Worksheet to secure understanding of opening of Richard III.
Write a letter to King Edward from his wife
Informal letter writing resource to secure knowledge of the opening to Richard III.
Richard III multiple choice Act 1 Scene 1
Multiple choice activity for beginning of the play. Read the statements and circle the correct answer.
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