Free drama resources, including lesson plans and links to schemes of work for secondary/middle school students.
Friday, 18 November 2011
Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov - 6 Drama Lesson Plans
This scheme of work introduces students to three giants of drama- Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg and Anton Chekhov. There are two lessons based on each playwright. The lives and contemporary society of each of the playwrights are explored to show how these influenced their writing. Laban's 8 Efforts are also introduced to help develop the students' awareness of naturalism and movement. Drama forms taught include split scene, dramatic pause, status and symbolism. Throughout the scheme text extracts from some of their greatest works are used, combined with starter exercises which makes these accessible to the students.