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KS3/4 Drama - Engaging with a Difficult Text - Dr Faustus

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This programme features an inspiring example of one teacher's approach to engaging students with the meaning and language of a "difficult" text.

At Haggerston School for Girls, east London, head of drama Rachel Ray Choudhuri's mixed-ability Year 10 GCSE group tackle their first piece of coursework text - the final speech of Marlowe's Tragical History of Dr Faustus, written in the late 16th century.

Exercises featured include:

  • A warm-up linked to paranoia and tension
  • A sequence of short exercises on desire, ambition and selling your soul, which helps encourage pupils to make connections with popular film and television storylines
  • A look at the text itself: despite initial reservations, they develop imaginative work that includes Marlowe's original language
  • Devising ways of involving four or five performers in each piece, despite the text being a soliloquy
  • Evaluation of each others' work
  • Pupils documenting the lesson for themselves and reflecting on the value of this process

Part of the series: Inspirations

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