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Years 7, 8 and 9 Schemes: Modern Theatre

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Three complete schemes of work for your Key Stage 3 students, each focusing upon a key aspect of modern theatre.

Our writing team have selected three aspects of modern theatre to explore with your younger students and created the perfect resource for you to tackle all three.

This A4 photocopiable booklet contains a scheme of work for each year group, each scheme exploring a different form/style of modern theatre: Year 7 tackle Political Theatre, Year 8, Verbatim Theatre and Year 9 focus upon Theatre of the Absurd.

The book provides you with three complete schemes of work: one for Year 7, one for Year 8 and one for Year 9. The schemes are intended to last approximately one half term. Each scheme provides you with 6 lessons of approximately 1 hour duration, providing you with enough planning for a half term.

Using examples from the world of theatre, key playwrights/companies and moments from significant play texts each scheme is the perfect teaching resource to introduce students to the many aspects of theatre today. Students will be encouraged to explore the influences, intentions and theories behind each modern style as well as considering the effect upon audiences, typical techniques, key play texts and how each style fits in to the wider context of theatre today.

With all major exam specifications expecting students to have a good understanding of theatre history as well as a wider appreciation of differing theatrical styles, this resource is the perfect introduction for your future GCSE students.

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