This scheme of work looks at techniques developed by three of the most influential practitioners of modern drama: Constantin Stanislavski, Augusto Boal and Bertolt Brecht. Two lessons are provided on each, giving comprehensive introductions to Stanislavski's System, Boal's Theatre of the Opressed and Brecht's Epic Theatre. The unit is supported by numerous resources and is suitable for 8th grade students and above.
Each lesson plan has clearly stated objectives and learning outcomes. They are structured to include introductory warm up, development and plenary sessions. A homework task is also included.
This scheme of work contains 6 drama lesson plans.
Supporting materials include
Additional resources are included in the appendices
The scheme of work is supplied as a PDF file, readable on most computers.
Foppish frolics and bawdy humour from 17th Century England (Grade 8)
Three theatrical giants and their influences on modern drama (Grade 8)
Feuding Montagues and Capulets in Shakespeare's Veronan tragedy (Grade 8)
Developing thoughtful drama from evocative World War One poems (Grade 8)
Using artistic imagery to inspire and create dramatic pieces (Grade 8)
Suspenseful drama based on the macabre Edgar Allan Poe classic (Grade 8)
Seasonal street theatre, a medieval take on Good versus Evil! (Grade 8)
Introduction to the three influential drama practitioners (Grade 8)
Understanding the role of hierarchical relationships in drama (Grade 8)
Classic Shakespeare with Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and three witches (Grade 8)
Introduces a trio of Greek women: Medea, Electra and Hecuba (Grade 8)
Creating and interpreting atmosphere and symbolism with music (Grade 8)
Exploring racism from slavery to Billie Holiday and Malcolm X (Grade 8)
Building drama from topical teenage problems and issues (Grade 8)
Domestic violence explored through the popular TV genre (Grade 8)
Using colour, costume, objects and sound in performance (Grade 8)