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Topic
Shakespeare’s Plays
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Soundscape A Midsummer Night's Dream

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Resource type
Classroom resource

Create the sounds of the fairy woods in your classroom.

Magical Creatures in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Resource type
Classroom resource

Add some background to Elizabethan fairies and encourage students to connect them to their own culture.

Fairy Battle

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)A2B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Resource type
Classroom resource

Be part of the epic battle between Oberon and Titania's fairies at the beginning of the play!

Rehearsing in Shakespeare's Theatre - Cue Scripts

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

Learn how Shakespeare's actors rehearsed their lines.

Cue Script A Midsummer Night's Dream: Demetrius and Helena

Teaching level
Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Resource type
Classroom resource

Learn how to use a cue script like Shakespeare's actors would have done.

Home and Exile in The Tempest

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

Hot seat some of the characters in The Tempest to discuss different notions of what home is.

Language Politics in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Teaching level
Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Resource type
Classroom resource

Encourage your students to rewrite and translate the play-within-the-play, allocating different forms of language to the different groups of characters to discuss the language politics of the play.

"You Taught Me Language" - Language and Power in The Tempest

Teaching level
Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

A classroom resource for KS4/5 looking at the politics of language in the play in relation to Caliban.

Ten Fun Facts about Shakespeare's Theatre

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

This fact sheet gives you some more details about the Shakespeare's theatre, including ten facts you might find surprising.

An Active Introduction to The Tempest

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

This is a fun first contact with The Tempest. This introduction makes use of an easy drama technique called a 'whoosh' that involves the entire class.

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