Drama

Y10 Week 5: Week commencing 27th April 2020- An Inspector calls Practice Questions.

Last week I set you work to complete the attached revision sheets. The deadline to complete them was today. I anticipate that most of you still have not done so. However, I am setting you some practice questions and the deadline to complete and email these to the drama email is Friday 1st May 2020. I will be calling round this week.

The script is on the right hand side attached - please call or email to request a hard copy in the post if you are unable to open it. There is huge delays in post, so please contact as asap. 

Please see work attached on the right hand side. Email drama when completed. 

Globe theatre live production of Macbeth streaming from Monday 11th May on their YouTube channel.

Please use the link to visit the Globe Theatre’s YouTube channel. Each week they feature a production to stream. The next production will be Shakespeare’s Macbeth from this coming Monday 11th May.

About Macbeth

Macbeth is an ambitious man, fated to be king. He starts the play as Thane of Glamis, but is told by the witches that he will soon be declared Thane of Cawdor and later King. His ambition is awakened by Lady Macbeth who suggests he should seize his destiny by murdering Duncan. Immediately after killing Duncan, he seems terrified that he cannot be forgiven for his actions. However, he becomes more and more willing to do anything to achieve his ambitions, even having his former friend Banquo killed. He becomes more arrogant and tyrannical after being told by the witches that he cannot be killed by anyone “of woman born”. His arrogance proves to be his downfall. The atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens to the deadly conclusion.

Task:

Write a reflection on the production using these three questions:

  1. How does Shakespeare’s play Macbeth fit the description of a tragedy?
  2. Who do you think is most to blame for the tragic events of the play?
  3. Which character would you like to play if you performed in this production? Why? What aspects of the character would be important for you to consider in your performance?

Email your thoughts to your drama teacher using the drama@theurswickschool.co.uk email address – they would love to hear from you.

YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ShakespearesGlobe

Further resources to support your exploration of the play:

http://2011.playingshakespeare.org/index.html

 

Y10 – WEEK 6- week commencing 11/05/20

Please find below a 9mark practice question. Please use extract pages 11-13 in the script. This must be emailed to drama@theurswickschool.co.uk by Monday 18th May 2020. I will be calling anyone whom I do not receive work from.

Question:

9 mark:

As a director, discuss how you would use one of the following production elements below to bring the extract to life for your audience.

You should make reference to the context in which the text was created and performed:

 

  • Costume
  • Staging
  • Props/stage furniture

Guidance – Answer as a director/designer. Choose only ONE production element. You must write at least 2 full and detailed paragraphs/ 3 small. You need to make 3 points, with PEE. Link to the context at all times and ONLY talk about THIS extract.

Y10 Week 7 - An Inspector calls 9 mark take 2 

 

You must have sent me your 4, 6 and 9 mark answers by now. If not, the extended deadline is Friday 22nd May 2020. Please find below another 9mark practice question. Please use extract pages 37-39 in the script. This must be emailed to drama@theurswickschool.co.uk by Monday 1st June  2020. I will be calling anyone whom I do not receive work from.

Question:

9 mark:

As a director, discuss how you would use one of the following production elements below to bring the extract to life for your audience.

You should make reference to the context in which the text was created and performed: 

 

  • Costume
  • Lighting
  • Props/stage furniture 

Guidance – Answer as a director/designer. Choose only ONE production element. You must write at least 2 full and detailed paragraphs/ 3 small. You need to make 3 points, with PEE. Link to the context at all times and ONLY talk about THIS extract. This extract is when Sheila finds out the truth About Gerald. She is hurt and the relationship breaks down - how can this be shown Through your chosen design element.  

 

Y10 Week 8: week commencing 1st June – An Inspector calls.

 

We are yet to receive work from a vast amount of you. It will keep getting update each week, so you must keep on top of it to avoid overwhelming yourself and having to catch up.

Please complete this 12 mark question. Below is a guide to help you as well.

 

12 mark question. Extract page 55-57:

 

Question:

‘Inspector Goole interrogates the Birling’s to uncover their involvement in Eva Smiths death.’  

Inspector Goole has the highest status in the play as a whole. As a director, discuss how the performer playing this role might demonstrate high status to the audience.

 

You must consider:

  • Voice
  • Physicality
  • stage directions and stage space

(12)

 

 

For this question you must answer as a director, directing their performer. You must break your answer down into 3 detailed paragraphs. Each one talking about a different performance skill. You must make at least 2/3 points per paragraph and skill. In order to achieve full marks, you must refer initially to the extract and also refer to the context of the whole play. E.g. how your point may compare to a different point in the play.