Devised Drama workshops
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Approaches to text
A collection of ideas and approaches to encourage familiarity and confidence with a text.
KS5 | Exploring and devising for Drama | From the resource collection(s): Devised Drama workshops
Improvise your own Greek myth or legend
Students work in groups to plan, plot and devise an improvisation based on a Greek myth or legend.
Thematic work on 'depression' and Hamlet
Students focus on the theme of depression for their devised project. Lesson 1 focuses on depression whilst lesson 2 links specifically to Hamlet. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
'What has happened to Lulu?'
A shortish scheme (3 or 4 lessons) based on the Causley poem, ideal for early secondary years. Poem not included.
KS3 | Exploring and devising for Drama | From the resource collection(s): Devised Drama workshops | Speaking and listening trail
Web based research and drama task to accompany Kidnap! scheme of work. (Meets requirement for 3 or more stimuli on same theme).
'Saw it in the papers': poem as stimulus
Another great scheme of work, this time in response to the poem by Adrian Mitchell. Originally created for Edexcel GCSE Drama (unit 2).
Use the popular medium of soap opera to develop characterisation, role play and group work skills.
Scheme of work - World War 1
Spend 4 or 5 lessons exploring experiences of the war through Drama. Forms links with History and English.
Scheme of work- Kidnap!
Effective and interesting GCSE scheme which uses stimulus materials from 'The Child in Time' by Ian McEwan (additional resource required: extract from Chapter 10, The Child in Time). 4 or 5 lessons, 4 pages
Scheme of work - gender issues (drama)
Forms links with PSHE and should last 4 or 5 lessons.
Other resource collections
Conceit in 'Mother to Son' by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes / John Agard
Analysing Fourteen Days in May
GCSE 2015 draft specification summaries