The Tempest Shakespeare Play Drama Circle. If you are teaching The Tempest or want an intro to Shakespeare teaching resource, this Shakespeare circle is a great way to explore Shakespeare’s language from the play and perform the play in shortened, whole class form.
The Tempest Shakespeare Play Drama Circle comes with 60 drama circle cards with instructions and script for students to perform this Shakespeare classic play in a fun and energetic way. Students will tell the whole story in shortened version (a performance should take around 15 minutes but the class can then play around with different delivery methods), develop speaking and listening skills in an accessible Shakespeare format. A perfect way for middle school and high school drama students to delve into this fantastic Shakespeare play! Use this as a standalone Shakespeare drama lesson or add it to a Shakespeare unit.
The Tempest Shakespeare Machine Drama Circle includes:
- Drama Circle Acting Script Cards (students are given cards to perform in sequence to tell a story. The Shakespeare Machine Cards provide an instruction on when and how to say each line and a short line (script) for each student to perform when it’s their turn)
- Teaching Instructions (including how to enhance the Shakespeare drama activity and further activities + ideas to adapt the Shakespeare machine)
- Instructions to bring in whole class chorus elements to the performance!
***NOTE: THIS SHAKESPEARE MACHINE COMES WITH ‘THE TEMPEST SHAKESPEARE DRAMA UNIT’ AVAILABLE HERE!
***ENGLISH / LITERACY TEACHERS: This drama circle activity is based on 'the Tempest' will work beautifully alongside and enhance your Shakespeare English curriculum. It is a fun and energetic way to perform the whole play and explore the story in a whole new way so why not add some drama to your English lessons?
More about this Shakespeare resource: This is a shortened version of the play, with some narration added and actual lines from the play (sometimes amended). Each student will be given 2+ cards and begin to tell the story from the cards, in order around the circle. Actions are also added (some on the cards). No one student will play a character; it will just depend on where they stand in the circle. It’s a very fun introduction to the play, it’s plot and the characters. I find that that Shakespeare plays can be long and that students can find the language difficult so miss the plot / fun. This is a fun way to introduce the language with a plot overview... lines have been purposefully edited for good flow in this activity. It can be implemented on the spot (no rehearsal) as students simply read the cards in order (they are numbered).
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THE TEMPEST Shakespeare Machine Drama Circle
SUITABLE FOR YEAR LEVELS (GRADES)
7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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