A half/full day creative workshop for primary and secondary schools. Designed to raise attainment in reading & writing.
An exploration of Shakespeare's classic tragedy through drama and theatre.
Led by an experienced actor/facilitator, pupils are introduced (or revisit) the key events, themes and characters as well as the context in which Shakespeare wrote the play. The session is designed to consolidate and build upon prior literacy learning to raise attainment in writing.
Using techniques such as script, conscience alley, soundscapes, hot-seating, teacher in role and story-telling, pupils are immersed in the sinister and dark mood of the play to examine some complex moral questions: How can a good person become bad? Can a person do bad things but still be good?
By the end of the session pupils will have developed their own reinterpretations of key scenes that can be performed for others.
Suitable for Upper KS2/KS3/KS4
Suitable for a class size (approx 30)
Can be extended to a full day to engage two classes
Drama based with opportunities for close analysis of scenes using script and devised performance
Identify and discuss themes and conventions within a play
Read aloud and to perform to show understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience
Support effective writing and an understanding of adapting language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
Create roles and improvise/devise their own performances