In this lesson, pupils will learn about the fairy plot of the play we will look at and the characters involved, with an introduction to how imagery and rhythm is used in Shakespeare's language. Memorisation Tips will be used and they will learn about and act out the Wild Bank monologue.
Unit Overview: Acting Shakespeare: Monologues from A Midsummer Night's Dream
In this lesson, pupils will learn about the lovers' plot of the play and the characters involved. There will be an introduction to how iambic pentameter is used in Shakespeare's language. Memorisation tips will be used, and pupils will learn and act out Puck's announcement.
In this lesson, pupils will learn about the mechanical plot and the characters involved. They will explore the difference between poetry and prose and how each is used in Shakespeare's plays. Pupils will act out Bottom's Dream and learn how Shakespeare added secret stage directions in his dialogue.
Units in Drama
- Devising from an image: Narrative approaches
- Waiting: an introduction to drama conventions
- Acting Shakespeare: Monologues from A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Practising physical and vocal skills
- Live theatre responses: Becoming a critic
- Narrative structures using poetry: Developing monologues
- Acting Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
- Posture, gesture and voice in performance
- Live theatre responses: Using social media
- Approaching text: Bringing it to life
- One text, different approaches
- The journey: a verbatim project
- Live performance responses: Evaluating stagecraft
- Understanding roles and responsibilities of the creative team
- Commedia dell'arte: an introduction
- Using Drama conventions to explore contemporary issues