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.

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