Evaluating stagecraft - contemporary interpretations

In this lesson, we will explore a contemporary interpretation of a Shakespeare text, looking at how the actors use their skills and adapt the language to create comedy.

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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.What is the term for movements an actor does with their hands?

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Q2.What does an 'in the round' stage mean?

2/5

Q3.Who wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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Q4.What is 'direct audience address'?

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Q5.What genre of play is A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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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.What is the term for movements an actor does with their hands?

1/5

Q2.What does an 'in the round' stage mean?

2/5

Q3.Who wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream?

3/5

Q4.What is 'direct audience address'?

4/5

Q5.What genre of play is A Midsummer Night's Dream?

5/5

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Evaluating stagecraft - contemporary interpretations

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Q1.What is an interpretation?

1/5

Q2.Why is context important in a play?

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Q3.The extract we watched put Shakespearean language and modern technology side by side, what do we call this?

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Q4.What does ad-libbing mean?

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Q5.What was the effect of using a phone as a prop in the extract we watched?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Evaluating stagecraft - contemporary interpretations

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

Q1.What is an interpretation?

1/5

Q2.Why is context important in a play?

2/5

Q3.The extract we watched put Shakespearean language and modern technology side by side, what do we call this?

3/5

Q4.What does ad-libbing mean?

4/5

Q5.What was the effect of using a phone as a prop in the extract we watched?

5/5

Lesson summary: Evaluating stagecraft - contemporary interpretations

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