Adding movement to Shakespeare

In this lesson, pupils will learn about the mechanical plot and the characters involved. They will explore the difference between poetry and prose and how each is used in Shakespeare’s plays. Pupils will act out Bottom’s Dream and learn how Shakespeare added secret stage directions in his dialogue.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In iambic pentameter, how many beats per line are there?

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Q2.True or false: a monologue is a long speech delivered by one actor?

2/4

Q3.In Shakespeare’s plays, what type of characters speak in poetry?

3/4

Q4.In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream, how does Puck get involved in the plot of the lovers?

4/4

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In iambic pentameter, how many beats per line are there?

1/4

Q2.True or false: a monologue is a long speech delivered by one actor?

2/4

Q3.In Shakespeare’s plays, what type of characters speak in poetry?

3/4

Q4.In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream, how does Puck get involved in the plot of the lovers?

4/4

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Quiz:

Adding movement to Shakespeare

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Q1.In Shakespeare's plays, prose is spoken by which type of character?

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Q2.Which of these statements best describes the keyword, prose?

2/5

Q3.Finish the sentence: status is used to describe how _________ a character is.

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Q4.Could shrugging your shoulders be considered a gesture?

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Q5.How did Shakespeare communicate stage directions to his actors?

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Quiz:

Adding movement to Shakespeare

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In Shakespeare's plays, prose is spoken by which type of character?

1/5

Q2.Which of these statements best describes the keyword, prose?

2/5

Q3.Finish the sentence: status is used to describe how _________ a character is.

3/5

Q4.Could shrugging your shoulders be considered a gesture?

4/5

Q5.How did Shakespeare communicate stage directions to his actors?

5/5

Lesson summary: Adding movement to Shakespeare

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